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What Keeps Your Hospitalized Patient Up at Night?

Presented by:

Rosie Bartel, MA in Educational Leadership
Patient Advisor

Daniel Ricci, PharmD
Graduate Student and Researcher
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) are the most frequent adverse event in healthcare. The environment plays a critical role in transmitting pathogens causing HAIs. The physical environment is also important to hospitalized patients and family members. Patient satisfaction frequently includes measures of cleanliness of the physical environment. Patients provide a unique perspective for targeting environmental surfaces for cleaning. Patient/family engagement in environmental cleaning processes may lead to improved practices for reducing HAI transmission as well as improve patient satisfaction.

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