According to the Center for Disease Control, on any day about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI). HAI’s are not only a significant threat to a patient’s health, but they also cost hospitals billions of dollars each year.
All healthcare professionals are concerned with providing the best care for their patients and part of that care involves infection prevention. By providing a clean patient environment through scientifically based infection prevention practices, healthcare professionals strive to decrease the number of HAIs.
The annual APIC Conference of 2018 was an opportunity for AIONX® and other healthcare professionals to learn and share knowledge about innovative infection prevention strategies.
AIONX’s® team attended multiple sessions:
- One session that AIONX® found informative was the “Disinfection, Sterilization and Antisepsis: Principles, Practices, Current Issues, New Research and New Technologies” where our team learned about the latest advances for cleaning and disinfecting non-critical environmental surfaces. This session also addressed issues associated with antisepsis, disinfection and sterilization in healthcare.