Strategies for

Reduced HAIs

The High Cost of HAIs

Hospital acquired infections (HAIs) are costly — affected patients stay in the hospital an average of 19 days longer and cost an average of $43,000 more per person. Reimbursements are also now tied to infection rates.

HAIs add to your facility's expenses and cause a decrease in reimbursements. As patients become more educated they are comparing hospitals based upon performance and infection rates. That means your occurrences of HAIs could be costing you patients.

1.7 million HAIs (5% of all admissions)

$26 — $33 billion in costs

99,000 associated deaths

Our customers have seen a 20% decrease in HAI rates.

10-Step Occupied Room Cleaning Process

We train employees on our proven 10-step occupied room cleaning process to ensure consistency and accountability.

Employees are responsible for completing and tracking the ten steps with a Duty Checklist each time they clean a room.

Learn more about our cleaning process

OPS360

Our cloud-based automated tracking program, OPS360, ensures we provide consistent, quality environmental services.

Managers perform inspections tailored to room type and enter the data into OPS360 using a mobile device. There’s nothing for you to install and only one central database to access. Login anywhere and view the same up-to-date data as your entire team.

This comprehensive data helps identify weak spots before they become problems. We can track corrections and improvement over time, allowing us to exceed your site-specific expectations.

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ATP Monitoring

ATP stands for adenosine triphosphate, the chemical compound that acts as energy for living cells. High ATP levels are indicative of cellular growth, which could signal the presence of infectious organisms.

SMS Healthcare strategically monitors and tracks ATP levels before and after cleaning over time in select areas in order to:

  • Ensure effective disinfection procedures
  • Reinforce training
  • Collect data
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6 Ways to Fight HAIs with EVS

Hospital acquired infections pose a real threat to patients, as well as the profitability of your hospital.

EVS departments can have a direct impact on reducing hospital acquired infections. With our free guide, 6 Ways to Fight HAIs with EVS, we'll show you how.

We'll discuss:

  • The role critical touch points play in infection prevention
  • The latest development in healthcare EVS technology you shouldn't ignore
  • Which cleaning method is more likely to completely disinfect surfaces
  • The cleaning tool that performs 40% better than its rivals

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