Controlling Indoor Air Quality in a Healthcare Facility

Each year in the United States, roughly 1.7 million people are effected by healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), resulting in an average of 99,000 deaths and $20 billion in hospital costs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Most of the training for HAI prevention focuses on healthcare providers performing tasks in a sanitary way, however, the facility and its indoor air quality also play an important role.

Nosocomial Infection & Indoor Air Quality

Nosocomial Infection – an infection acquired in a hospital; also referred to as healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

According to the CDC, HAIs are infections patients can get while receiving medical treatment in a healthcare facility. The CDC estimates that two million people per year in the United States are infected by an HAI, resulting in 20,000 deaths.

Controlling Indoor Air Quality in a Healthcare Facility

Each year in the United States, roughly 1.7 million people are effected by healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), resulting in an average of 99,000 deaths and $20 billion in hospital costs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Most of the training for HAI prevention focuses on healthcare providers performing tasks in a sanitary way, however, the facility and its indoor air quality also play an important role.