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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Patient Safety Indicators

Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI)
Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI) occurs when good bacteria in the bowel are eliminated or decreased allowing the C. difficile bacteria to grow and produce toxin. The toxin produced can damage the bowel and cause diarrhea. C. difficile is one example of a hospital-acquired infection and is one of the most common infections found in hospitals and long-term care facilities.

  Reporting Period  

  Rate per 1,000
Patient Days

  Case Count  

July - September 2017

 0.00

0

 

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia is defined as a patient identified with laboratory confirmed bloodstream infection with Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. A blood stream infection is a single positive blood culture for MRSA.

  Reporting Period

Rate per 1,000
Patient Days

Case Count  

  July - September 2017

 0.00

0

 

Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE)
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) is defined as a patient identified with laboratory confirmed bloodstream infection with Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci. A blood stream infection is a single positive blood culture for MRSA.

  Reporting Period  

Rate per 1,000  
Patient Days

  Case Count  

July - September 2017

 0.00

0

 

Hand Hygiene Compliance (HHC)
The single most common way of transferring health care associated infection (HAI's) in health care settings is on the hands of health care providers. Health care providers move from patient to patient and room to room while providing care and working in the patient environment.

Proper hygiene will protect patients and providers and will reduce the spread of infections and the associated treatment costs, reduce hospital lengths of stay and readmission, reduce wait times and prevent deaths.

  Reporting Period   

Percent Compliance 
Before Patient Contact  

Percent Compliance
After Patient Contac
t   

July-September 2017

85%

91%

 

Surgical Safety Checklist Compliance (SSCC)
As part of the provincial government's public reporting safety indicators, all hospitals with operating rooms are required to publicly report on their compliance with a surgical checklist. this helps to ensure quality and safe surgical services.

The surgical safety checklist is considered to be performed when the designated checklist coordinator confirms that the surgical team members have implemented and/or addressed all of the necessary tasks and items in each of the three phases of the checklist - briefing, time out, and debriefing.

  Reporting Period   

  Percentage  

 September 2017

 90%

 

Falls in Long Term Care
 This is a measure of the percentage of Long Term Care residents who fell during the last quarter.

  Reporting Period   

  Percentage  

  October - December 2017 

10.4%

 

Staff Influenza Vaccination Rate

  Reporting Period   

  Percentage  

2017-2018

82%


Critical Medication Incidents
The critical medication incidents are critical incidents that are medication IV/fluids.

Medication Reconciliation
At Admissions
This is a measure of the total number of patients with medication reconciliation as a portion of the total number of patient admitted to the hospital. 

  Reporting Period   

  Percentage  

  October - December 2017 

98%


At Discharge
This is a measure of the total number of discharged patients for whom a Best Possible Medication Discharge Plan was created as a proportion of the total number of patients discharged.  

  Reporting Period   

  Percentage  

  October - December 2017 

Data collection to be revised.
New process in place.

 

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