Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) are Deadly but Preventable

Hospital Room Germs

Healthcare-associated infections can be contracted in a variety of medical settings such as acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, dialysis facilities, outpatient care facilities, and long-term care facilities.[1]

Although HAIs are preventable, nearly 1 in 25 patients contract an HAI daily while staying in a hospital.[2] A patient who is currently undergoing medical treatment should not have to worry about contracting a potentially deadly infection during their stay. However, according to the CDC, about 1.7 million HAI infections occur in hospitals annually, causing 99,000 deaths each year and averaging around $20 billion in healthcare costs.[3] Unfortunately, there are numerous HAI infections that can be contracted in a medical facility.


Safely Disinfecting Smart Devices

Healthcare workers are focusing their efforts into preventing the life-threatening infection in their facilities by strengthening disinfection efforts.

We all take our smart devices everywhere, and the hospital room is no exception. The dilemma lies in allowing patients to bring their devices with them during their visits, placing them at higher risk of hospital-acquired infections.