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Infection Prevention & Control

Infection Prevention & Control

As healthcare professionals, it’s our job to not only help you with the medical issue you’re facing, but also protect you from other medical issues while you’re in our care. 
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has an entire department, Infection Prevention & Control, which is dedicated to putting best practices in place to prevent and track hospital acquired infections.
 
NGMC Infection Prevention & Control compares our rates against our peers using national benchmarks set by the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), which is a system designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Central Line Bloodstream Infections

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Lower numbers are better

 
NHSN Average: 1.5
NHSN Average: 1.4


Cardiac Care Unit (CCU)
Lower numbers are better

 
NHSN Average: 2
NHSN Average: 1.7


Cardiovascular Care Unit (CVU)
Lower numbers are better

 
NHSN Average: 1.4
NHSN Average: 1.2


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Lower numbers are better

 
NHSN Average: 2.16



Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

All Critical Care Units
Lower numbers are better

 
NHSN Average: 2
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