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HAI Surveillance Challenges

HAI Surveillance Challenges

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Published by Michael Edmond
Delivered at APIC New Jersey 11/14/12
Delivered at APIC New Jersey 11/14/12

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Published by: Michael Edmond on Nov 15, 2012
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Michael Edmond, MD, MPH, MPA
Richard P. Wenzel Professor of Internal Medicine
Chair, Division of Infectious DiseasesHospital Epidemiologist
Challenges in Surveillance for Healthcare Associated Infections
Goals of this presentation:
To critically examine ―getting to zero‖ HAIs
To look beyond the infection rate to appreciatethe complexity of its derivation
Shifting Paradigms
Many infections areinevitable, althoughsome can bepreventedEach infection ispotentiallypreventable unlessproven otherwiseLittle attentiongiven to HAI ratesgiven lack of consequencesHigh visibility issuewith high stakesPatients Consumers

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