10,000 Reasons to Race for Infection Prevention
1O,OOO. It’s a big number. Too big.
It’s the number of surgical patients each year in BC who get a surgical site or urinary tract infection1.
Data from British Columbia’s NSQIP hospitals shows that, as a collective, we rank in the bottom 20% of all 500 member hospitals when it comes to SSI and UTI rates.
These two significantly poor outcomes continue to challenge us which is why, together with the BCPSQC, we’ve launched our 10K Race for Infection Prevention.
In October, participating surgical teams will begin training by learning from hospitals that reduced their SSI and UTI rates. They will be energized by ongoing education and sharing of successes and supported by a team with quality improvement and clinical experience.
The finish line is a 50% reduction in the number of surgical site and urinary tract infections in BC by November 20162.
- Estimate based on NSQIP SSI and UTI rates applied to total number of surgeries
that were eligible for the surgical checklist.
- From 4.4% to 2.2% based on 2014 NSQIP UTI/SSI rates