Infection control and prevention are a global problem, and proven strategies are vital drivers of successful infection control in healthcare facilities.
FREMONT, CA: Evolving technologies help to control the spread of disease and help to minimize HAIs. There are massive benefits when a facility takes the necessary steps to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. As the healthcare facility managers, the goal is to keep the patients safe and be on the lookout for technology factors to improve facilities.
Here are the best benefits of infection control technology for the environment and facility.
Shift to Minimally Invasive Procedures
Innovations in technology have led to a shift toward minimally invasive procedures. This is excellent news for a patient because there are fewer risks associated with this kind of surgery. A surgery done via smaller incisions is typically considered to be safer. As a result, there is a growing number of spinal non-fusion procedures because of patients' beneficial outcomes. Streamlined operations provide better care to patients.
Improve Workflow - Coordination with Other Departments
In order to infection control objectives to work best, healthcare facilities have to coordinate with other departments. An EHR (electronic health record) is a real-time, digital version of a patient's record. Electronic health records have been proven to enhance workflow and patient care.
Preventing Spread of a Disease with Real-time Location System (RTLS)
Proven information technology like RTLS can improve facilities for the patients and staff. Hospital-acquired infections are a constant threat to healthcare facilities. The ability to keep a watchful eye on hand hygiene compliance and make contact tracing reports based on knowing when and which staff members and patients have come into contact with an infected person or asset is the need of the hour. They explain how keeping track of all of a patient's movements and contacts can create a database of valuable information.
Ultraviolet Light Technology - the Power of Light
Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) programs can help to get rid of the bacteria that manual processes might miss. Healthcare environments are adding UV-C programs because of manual cleaning's inconsistency, and antibiotic organisms are being more resistant and surviving on surfaces for longer.
To conclude, technological advancements and innovations will help the healthcare facilities to improve preparedness and reduce infectious disease outbreaks.