Preventing Infections In a 100-Bed Community Hospital

Improvement in CAUTI bundle compliance


Improvement in Hand Hygiene compliance


Nearly 1 in every 20 patients acquires an infection during their hospital stay, at a cost of nearly $25,000 per infection. This small community hospital was looking for infection prevention tools that were efficient and enabled them to do more with their limited resources.

Best practices for improving hand hygiene are not the same as the practices for CAUTI bundle compliance, but Qualaris provided a transferable platform that could be used by management to audit the best practices in both. Eliminating paper processes and shifting auditing to a single software platform saved their nurse managers 10 hours per month, giving them more time to focus on their other diverse responsibilities.

Even more, their nursing teams saw dramatic improvements in compliance: 72% improvement in CAUTI bundle compliance and 35% improvement in hand hygiene compliance. That means fewer infections, huge cost savings, and most importantly, safer patients.

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