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Healthcare Infections

Bundaberg Hospital

Healthcare associated infections (HAI) are infections that patients acquire during the course of receiving treatment for other conditions, or that healthcare workers acquire whilst performing work duties within a healthcare setting. HAIs can be very serious and may increase the length of hospital stay. A proportion of HAIs are preventable. Prevention and control of these infections in hospitals is a priority for Queensland Health and is the key to keeping patients and staff safe.

Annual information for bloodstream infections (BSI) January 2012 - December 2012

IndicatorInfectionsRate (per 10,000 patient days)Status
BSI - Inpatients163.2-
BSI - Non-inpatients73.6-
Staphylococcus aureus BSI - Inpatients61.2-
Staphylococcus aureus BSI - Non-inpatients21-
Staphylococcus aureus BSI - Total81.1-

Annual information for inpatient surgical site infections (SSI) January 2012 - December 2012

IndicatorInfectionsProceduresRate (% Infected)Status
Total hip replacements-34--
Revision total hip replacement----
Total knee replacement-60--
Revision total knee replacement----
Coronary Access Bypass Graft (CABG) - sternal wound----
CABG - Graft wound----
CABG with no separate graft site----

Annual information for occupational exposures January 2012 - December 2012

IndicatorExposuresRate (per 100 FTE)Status

Annual information for significant organisms January 2012 - December 2012

IndicatorNumber of new toxin positive samplesHealthcare associated cases
Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI)208

Hand Hygiene Compliance - Audit period January, February, March 2013

IndicatorCompliant MomentsObserved MomentsCompliance Rate
Hand hygiene compliance7551,08570%

"-" indicates data not applicable, or surveillance not undertaken.
Source: CHRISP Surveillance program.
Data is collected according to the Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention (CHRISP) Surveillance manual. The indicators collected by each hospital depend on the services provided by each hospital. For more information please visit here.
Not all of the hospitals on the Queensland Health Hospital Performance website have measures for healthcare infection. Smaller hospitals use a signal surveillance method. For more information please visit the Surveillance of HAI in small facilities website.

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