Infection Control

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Infection Control activities are performed to reduce the risk of infections to our patients, visitors, and employees.  At this time statewide and national comparative data is not yet available.  Indicators identified by St. Mary's Regional Medical Center allow us to monitor our performance, and make adjustments to the care that we deliver, and reduce the risk of infection to our customers.  We follow the CDC (Centers of Disease Control) and MCDC (Maine Centers for Disease Control) guidelines for the prevention, identification, and public reporting of infections.

Better than or equal to US avarage Near US average (within 10 points)  Worse than US average
(grater than 10 points)
  N/A-no comparative data

Infection Control
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 Indicator

 Maine Average
Oct 2013***

 US Average Oct 2013***

St. Mary's 
Apr-Jun 2013

Central Line Rate Catheter Central Line Infection Rate

0.949

 1

N/A - 0 patients**

ICU Central Line Bundle Compliance with Central Line Bundle Indicators in ICU

 N/A

 N/A

100% of 9 cases**

Perioperative Central Line Bundle Compliance with Central Line Bundle Indicators in Perioperative Areas

 N/A

 N/A

N/A - 0 patients**

ICU Ventilator Bundle  Compliance with Ventilator Bundle

 N/A

 N/A

 100% of
12 cases
**

  * Rate is per 1,000 device days
** Rate is per 1,000 patient days
*** This comparative data was collected Oct 2011 to Sept 2012.

Central Line Infection
Catheter-related bloodstream infections occur in a patient with an central line (IV line that goes into a major blood vessel) and who has at least one positive blood culture obtained from a peripheral vein, symptoms of infection (i.e., fever, chills, and/or low blood pressure), and no apparent reason for the infection except the catheter. Bloodstream infections are considered to be associated with a central line if the line was used during the 48-hour period before the bloodstream infection began.

ICU Central Line Bundle
Compliance of Central Line Bundle in ICU - We measure five evidence based interventions for the prevention of central line associated blood stream infections in ICUs and mixed acuity units that are referred to as the ICU Central Line Bundle.  These elements include:

Perioperative Central Line Bundle
Compliance of Perioperative Central Line Bundle - We measure four evidence based interventions for the prevention of central line associated blood stream infections perioperatively that are referred to as the Perioperative Central Line Bundle.  These elements include:

ICU Ventilator Bundle 
Compliance of Ventilator Bundle - We measure the percent of compliance with four evidence based interventions for patients with mechanical ventilation in our Intensive Care Unit that are referred to ICU Ventilator Bundle.   These elements inculde: