Biorisk Management In Health Care Facilities
The Healthcare Industry, from hospitals and clinics, to doctors and dental offices and all of their support testing facilities and laboratories are undergoing an unprecedented assault! Invisible drug resistant enemies, in the form of MRSA, CRE, and tuberculosis, as well as other pathogens are infecting more patients each year. MRSA has become the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, with over 90,000 cases annually. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention, hospital acquired infections are among the leading causes of preventable deaths in the U.S. and are associated with substantial yearly increases in healthcare costs. In 2010, according to the New York Times, over 1.7 million infections by antibiotic resistant germs killed over 99,000 people. In 2011, according to Center for Disease Control estimates, 721,800 serious infections were acquired in hospitals alone!
The Problem Is Even Worse.
In our increasingly interconnected world, commercial travelers, immigrants and refugees are entering the country in ever increasing numbers. Increased urbanization places people in greater proximity to each other. Rare and unusual infectious diseases, unknown to U.S. medicine only a few years ago, are presenting to hospitals, doctors offices and clinics in ways that are often not immediately diagnosed. Hepatitis A, Influenza H1N1 and its variants, and the exotics such as Ebola, shigellosis, dengue fever, and chikungunya are here now in unknown degrees.
Biorisk Management And Control Is The Best Defense.
The prevalence of emerging and drug resistant infections is rising and the consequences are severe for both you and your patients. You are probably aware that health insurance companies and government programs, including Medicare, no longer reimburse providers for treatment expenses associated with hospital acquired nosocomial infections. Insurance underwriters are increasingly looking at biorisk management programs in rating and underwriting your operations.
Your Entire Staff, From The Doctors And Nurses, To The Technicians, Cleaning And Janitorial Personnel And Waste Handlers Are All Your First Line Of Defense!
- Is your whole staff aware and trained in the latest techniques of infection control and management?
- Do they practice these techniques on every case?
- Day by day?
- Will they be prepared when the case with the most difficult pathogen presents in your facility?
Inspirion Biosciences has a highly qualified team of nationally and internationally recognized professionals who are ready to help.
Inspirion Biosciences’ professionals have been involved in the establishment of national reference laboratories working with U.S. agencies and host country officials, scientists and medical professionals. These laboratories test diagnostic samples and identify pathogens that require the highest levels of containment – Biosafety Level-3 (BSL-3) and Biosafety Level-4 (BSL-4). Inspirion Bioscience functions at all levels of these programs from facility design review, laboratory commissioning, material handling protocols, and staff training programs.
Does your biorisk management program need review?
We can help with the following services, targeted to the needs of your institution:
- Multilevel review of current practices and procedures.
- Upgrading systems and procedures to best practices.
- Drafting and review of risk management protocols.
- Management and staff training.
Call Dr. Craig Reed at 301-631-8470 for an initial assessment.
We will work with you or your Infection Control Committee and your senior leadership to identify modern technologies, chemistries and engineering controls that can decrease nosocomial infections, increase staff efficiency, decrease underwriting costs, and save your hospital money into the future.
Biorisk. Managed. TM