This study compares the total number of nosocomial respiratory infections and nosocomial C. difficile infections before and after implementation of the Novaerus technology.
A 24-month review was conducted to evaluate the results of implementation.
A Nurse Risk Manager Consultant visited the facility for two days to abstract information and review the data.
The periods selected for pre- and post-Novaerus review were June 2013 through February 2014 and June 2014 through February 2015. Comparison of like periods reduces the risk of skewed data related to seasonal variances.
Summary of Results
In the period after implementation of the Protect 200 and Protect 900 units in selected areas, the total number of nosocomial respiratory infections at MMHCC decreased from 84 to 48, a 42.86% reduction.
The total number of nosocomial C. difficile infections decreased from 12 to 6, a 50.00% reduction.