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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  
March 2015 0.000

 

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  
  January - March 2015   0.0000

 

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  
  January - March 2015   0.0000

 

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 Contact   
 2014/2015 74.8% 75.8%

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  
  July - December 2014   98.29%

Resource for descriptions of Patient Safety Indicators: http://www.sah.on.ca/patients/patient-safety-indicators