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Surveillance

A Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) is an infection that develops during the course of a hospital stay. People who are in hospital are at greater risk of developing infections for a variety of reasons.
 
These include: 
  • a weakened immune system;
  • increased use of antibiotics;
  • surgical and medical procedures that cause breaks in the skin; and
  • transmission of bacteria from one person to another due to close contact with other patients and healthcare workers.
The Infection Prevention and Control program monitors for infections throughout the organization as a part of ongoing initiatives to improve patient safety.
 
Several patient safety indicators that are tracked and reported on a quarterly basis by Eastern Health include:

Surveillance Statistics for HAIs
 
Infections and Rates
 
Fiscal Year 2017-18
 
Clostridium difficile:

Acute Care
Cases
Rate per
10,000
pt days
LTC Cases Rate per
10,000
pt days
*Q1 (April-June) 2017-18 22 3.15 2 0.14

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA):
 
 
Acute Care
Cases
Rate per
10,000
pt days
LTC Cases
Rate per
10,000
pt days
*Q1 (April-June) 2017-18
13
1.86
2
0.14

Infections and Rates
 

 

Fiscal Year 2016-17

Clostridium difficile:

Acute Care
Cases
Rate per
10,000
pt days
LTC Cases Rate per
10,000
pt days
Q4 (Jan.-March) 2017 34 4.59 8 0.56
*Q3 (Oct.-Dec.) 2016-17 22 3.07 4 0.27
*Q2 (July-Sept.) 2016-17 15 2.15 6 0.41
*Q1 (April-June) 2016-17 17 2.36 2 0.14

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA):
 
 
Acute Care
Cases
Rate per
10,000
pt days
LTC Cases
Rate per
10,000
pt days
Q4 (Jan.-March) 2017
19      
2.57
2
0.14
*Q3 (Oct.-Dec.) 2016-17 17 2.37 3 0.20
*Q2 (July-Sept.) 2016-17
12      
1.72
7
0.47
*Q1 (April-June) 2016-17
10
1.39
4
0.27

Infections and Rates
 
Fiscal Year 2015-16
 
Clostridium difficile:

Acute Care
Cases
Rate per
10,000
pt days
LTC Cases Rate per
10,000
pt days
*Q4 (Jan.-Mar.) 2016 23 3.19 10 0.69
Q3 (Oct.-Dec.) 2015-16 19    2.81 5 0.30
Q2 (July-Sept.) 2015-16 17 2.48 4 0.28
Q1 (April-June) 2015-16 33 4.71 7 0.50

 

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA):
 
 
Acute Care
Cases
Rate per
10,000
pt days
LTC Cases
Rate per
10,000
pt days
*Q4 (Jan.-Mar.) 2016
22 3.05 6 0.41
Q3 (Oct.-Dec.) 2015-16
15 2.22 5 0.74
Q2 (July-Sept.) 2015-16
15
2.19
12
0.83
Q1 (April-June) 2015-16
32
4.56
8
0.57
 
 
Infections and Rates

Fiscal Year 2014-2015
 
Clostridium difficile:

Acute Care
Cases
Rate per
10,000
pt days
LTC Cases Rate per
10,000
pt days
Q1 2014-15 20 2.64 4 0.28
Q2 2014-15 18 2.47 3 0.21
Q3 2014-15 31 4.16 8 0.54
Q4 2014-15 33 4.46 8 0.56

 

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA):
 
 
Acute Care
Cases
Rate per
10,000
pt days
LTC Cases
Rate per
10,000
pt days
Q1 2014-15
28
3.70
5
0.35
Q2 2014-15
43
5.90
9
0.63
Q3 2014-15
22
2.95
5
0.34
Q4 2014-15
21
2.84
4
0.28
 
pt: patient
 
*: Numbers updated based on new data. 
 
 

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Updated Nov 20, 2017