We did it! After an intense year-long quality improvement project at Vancouver General Hospital, we’ve very excited to announce the successful results of this project.
Here are some highlights of the data:
- Surgical site infections were reduced by 39%
- Vancouver General Hospital saved ~$1.9 million
- Readmissions due to surgical site infections decreased from 4 to 1.25 cases/month
- 553 patient bed days were freed up
- 138 more surgeries could be performed
In this project, patients were treated with MRSAid in their nose and given chlorhexidine body wipes prior to surgery. This was done in an effort to reduce the patient’s bacterial load and decrease their risk of developing surgical site infections.
Today is a very proud day for all of us. We can’t thank the amazing team at Vancouver General Hospital enough for their willingness to champion innovation and change. The results of this project mark a global first for photodisinfection as a non-antibiotic approach to reducing surgical site infections.
We have a very busy week ahead of us, so please stay tuned to this blog as we’ll be bringing you a lot more updates over the next few days.
To read the full press release, please click here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/OndineBio/12/prweb10229844.htm
And don’t forget to check out this video we did with some of the wonderful nurses at VGH: