National Nurses Week: Special Report


Addressing Non-Ventilator-Associated Hospital-Acquired Infection Prevention.

Recent healthcare polices, such as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) SEP-1, have not focused on the impact of non-ventilator-associated hospital-acquired infections (NV-HAP) on sepsis rates. With a 36.3% sepsis rate in NV-HAP patients compared to 1.9% in those with community-acquired pneumonia, NV-HAP sees staggering 19-fold increase in sepsis incidence.

Meanwhile, sepsis treatment in the U.S. costs the industry $24 billion annually, so more proactive steps toward prevention could not only mean healthier patients, but better financial outcomes as well.

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