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IN FO C U S
S T R A T E G I C A P P R O A C H E S to D E S I G N C H A L L E N G E S

A CA B I N ET H A N D L E , a handrail, a countertop-choose your weapon. Or choose all of
the weapons. Doing battle with healthcareassociated infections (HAIs) is resulting in innovative methods to combat the dastardly bugs
that are attacking patients after they're admitted to hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
Infectious pathogens, which can declare residency in healthcare facilities and lead to serious
patient health issues and deaths, are claiming
patient lives at an alarming rate. These dangerous pathogens can exist on surfaces or hitchhike
on medical instruments. The latest annual statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention show that there were 722,000 reported HAIs in the U.S. in 2011; there were 75,000
associated deaths. That equates to an average of
205 avoidable deaths per day, a fact garnering
more media attention as providers, insurers, and
health review agencies at local and national levels are realizing the magnitude of this problem.
To put HAI statistics in perspective, let's return to the 20th century and compare these
numbers to fire injuries and deaths in healthcare facilities. Combined casualties from three
catastrophic fires during all of the 1900s totaled
240 deaths. Those fires spurred improvements
to codes for design and construction minimum
standards in hospitals and nursing homes. Now
compare the 240 combined deaths of the three
fires cited above to the 205 deaths per day caused
by HAIs. It's a compelling case to find more innovative ways to eradicate the bacteria and viruses
causing these acute illnesses and deaths.
To compound cost premiums associated with
HAIs, reimbursements from insurers are increasingly reducing payments for infections
contracted during patient stays. The most notable insurer taking this action is Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). As of
October 2008, CMS began reducing payments
to providers for costly services and readmission
care for specific HAIs.

INFECTION CONTROL

THE GOOD FIGHT

New design weapons are being introduced to eradicate the bacteria
and viruses causing hundreds of deaths each day
By Sam W. Burnette
60

OCTOBER 2016

HCDMAGAZINE.COM

Healthcare designers, building material and
product manufacturers, and equipment and furniture industries
are beginning to gain traction
on this front within the physical

JEFF SWENSEN

VETTING PRODUCTS FOR SAFETY


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Healthcare Design - October 2016

Healthcare Design - October 2016
Contenst
EDITORIAL
SHOW TALK
PHOTO TOUR
THE SUITE LIFE
FIRST LOOK
OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO
BEYOND THE ROOM
INFECTION CONTROL
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
THE CENTER
SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
FACE TIME
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Healthcare Design - October 2016 - EDITORIAL
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Healthcare Design - October 2016 - SHOW TALK
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Healthcare Design - October 2016 - PHOTO TOUR
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Healthcare Design - October 2016 - FIRST LOOK
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