New additions under the Patient Safety Act! In addition to rates of hand hygiene adherence and healthcare-associated Clostridum difficile infection in hospitals, Nova Scotia has begun public reporting of MRSA bloodstream infections in hospitals, central-line associated bloodstream infections in ICUs and healthcare worker influenza immunization rates in hospitals. To see how we are doing visit Public Reporting on Patient Safety
REPORTING OF PATIENT SAFETY INDICATORS
IPCNS provides support for the public reporting of patient safety indicators. These such as hand hygiene adherence monitoring and healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile infection rates in acute care facilities.
We provide the support for the IP&C needs of the other sectors of the system that provide health related services to help facilitate a more integrated system.
STANDARDS AND PRACTICE GUIDELINES
Quick links to provincial and national best practice documents, standards and websites to assist health care workers and practitioners in any setting to manage infection prevention and control issues.