An estimated 75,000 people in the United States die each year from a healthcare-associated infection (HAI).1 At any given time, about 1 in 20 patients have an infection while receiving healthcare treatment in U.S. hospitals. HAI in hospitals alone result in up to $33 billion in excess medical costs every year.2

Infection Prevention’s Circle of Care™ is made up of seven critical touch points. These touch points represent the most critical areas in the healthcare environment in preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Metrex offers a system of solutions designed to address cross-contamination across the entire healthcare facility. Our goal is to help facilities drive down HAIs through proper product use and education on infection prevention best practices.

With Metrex and the Circle of Care, you’re covered across your entire facility so you can focus on the most important thing: getting the patient better.

Click on any of the icons to learn more about each of the seven critical touch points within the Circle of Care.

 


1 Magill S, Edwards J, et al. Multistate Point-Prevalence Survey of Health Care–Associated Infections. N Engl J Med 2014; 370:1198-1208. Retrieved from http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMoa1306801

2 Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Eliminating Healthcare-Associated Infections State Policy Options.  March 2011. Retrieved from: http://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/toolkits/toolkit-hai-policy-final_01-2012.pdf