Why Choose IPAC Consulting?

At IPAC Consulting, we understand the importance of the work you do, and want to help you do it safely.  Health care associated infections can have a devastating effect on patients and health care systems, and with good infection prevention and control practices, you can work towards protecting your staff, patients, and community.

Infections

Health care Associated Infections

Rising rates of MRSA and others.

The most prevalent healthcare associated infections continue to rise. Canadian MRSA cases increased 17-fold from 1995 to 2006. In the USA, MRSA bacteremia has been associated with mortality rates up to 60%.

Increased Stay

Increased STAY

Resulting in decreased bed and room availability.

Healthcare Associated Infections increase hospital stays by an average of 11 days.

Financial Strain

Financial Strain

Health care Associated Infections cost up to $45 Billion a year.

Financial strain on the health care institution averaged over $25,000 per HAI case in 2009, and more than that post-discharge, accounting for an estimated 28-45 billion per year.

Death

Death

A preventable outcome of health care.

Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) is the fourth leading cause of death in Canada and one of the top 10 causes of death in the US. An estimated 99,000 people died in 2002 as a result of 1.7 million HAIs that year alone.

Prevention

PREVENTION

Health care Associated Infections can be prevented.

Hospitals in the United States, Canada and Europe have demonstrated that with stringent cleaning and infection control, increased staff training and workforce stability infection rates are reduced.

Liability

LIABILITY

Health care Associated Infections are not acceptable.

Liability suits against healthcare facilities continue, such as a $50 million lawsuit against an acute care centre where 91 patients died after a C. difficile outbreak.