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New Ultrasound System Design Supports HAI Reduction Programs and Infection Control

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are once again grabbing headlines. In December, Kaiser Health News reported, “Medicare Penalizes 758 Hospitals For Safety Incidents.” The following month, The Osgood File on CBS Radio News aired a segment on “Preventing Infections in Hospitals,” urging patients to be more proactive and advocate for themselves during hospital stays. And the CDC Vital Signs March report called on healthcare providers to focus efforts to prevent HAIs in three areas: prevent spread of bacteria between patients, improve antibiotic use, and prevent infections related to surgery or placement of a catheter.