Publicly Reported Indicators

Since 2008, all hospitals in Ontario have mandatory public reporting of some of the most common hospital-associated infections.

What indicator is being reported and when?

Clostridium difficle Infection (CDI) – reported monthly
Hand hygiene – reported annually
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) septicemia – reported quarterly
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) septicemia – reported quarterly

How do we control the spread of these infections?

The Infection Prevention and Control Specialist is responsible for working with employees, visitors and patients to minimize hospital-acquired infections. To control the spread of these infections at Stevenson, we use routine practices such as:

•  Handwashing 
•  Environmental cleaning 
•  Sterilization of equipment 
•  Single use of supplies 
•  Personal protective equipment education 
•  Additional isolation precautions