Target Zero Success: Reducing Hospital Associated Infections - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Target Zero Success: Reducing Hospital Associated Infections

CKHS hospital nursing staffs have been working  to reduce the incidence of hospital associated infections, including catheter related blood stream infection (CR BSI), ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) and symptomatic catheter associated urinary tract infection. Following are the units that have achieved “Target Zero” – no incidences for 6 months or more in any one or more of these infections as of August 2009:

Catheter Related Blood Stream Infection

Hospital

Duration

Crozer-BTC

11 months

Crozer-MICU

26 months

DCMH-ICU

11 months

Taylor-ICU

7 months

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

Hospital

Duration

Crozer-BTC

21 months

DCMH-ICU

13 months

Taylor-3A

31 months

Taylor-ICU

22 months

Springfield-ICU

 8 months

Symptomatic Catheter Associated UTI

Hospital

Duration

Springfield

22 months 

Congratulations to these units for their outstanding efforts which have saved lives and protected patients from harm.