Best Practices to Reduce HAI’s
CHAIR Canada is committed to saving lives and supporting the creation of a safe healthcare environment for Canadian patients, staff and visitors by achieving an 80% reduction in healthcare acquired infections by 2024. CHAIR is a proactive organization that is challenging the status quo and current thinking on reducing infection-causing microbes in healthcare environments. CHAIR has identified best practices to reduce healthcare acquired infection including engineered solutions, new technologies and new approaches. Examples of these are the use of antimicrobial UV light, advances in plumbing systems to reduce bacteria, and the development of products with antimicrobial touch surfaces.