Every 5 minutes a patient dies from a healthcare-associated infection
The Healthcare Surfaces Institute is dedicated to stopping this hidden threat, but we NEED YOUR HELP.
The time is now to stop surface-related infections and deaths
The Healthcare Surfaces Institute (HSI) is the only organization to bring together global, multidisciplinary experts to focus on the threat surfaces present in our healthcare environment. HSI is working with manufacturers, researchers, healthcare providers and other experts in the field to change how surfaces are designed, manufactured, installed and maintained.
This will take everyone working together.
Surfaces can transmit microbes that cause deadly infections and are a serious threat to our health.
people get healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) per year
people die yearly from HAIs and many more live altered lives that require ongoing medical care
1 out of 25
patients will acquire a HAI during their hospital stay
Healthcare-Acquired Infections (HAIs):
Infections patients acquire while in a healthcare facility that are unrelated to the original medical care they received. The most common cause is pathogens on surfaces.
We develop sustainable solutions to stop HAIs in their tracks. Join us!
Our membership program gives you exclusive access to our institute resources, free on-demand webinars, and member-only discussion forums.
Our on-demand webinars address how contaminated surfaces contribute to the spread of microbes that cause deadly infections and how this can be prevented.
We are working to save lives.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we rely on donations to save lives. We need your help.
Please consider donating, becoming a member, or exploring corporate sponsorship through your workplace today.
Latest News & Work
We address how surface material and product damage caused by new advances in disinfection technology must be addressed for patient safety. Published in the May 2022 issue of Infection Control Today, "Surface Disinfection Incompatibility Does Not Support Effective...
In the business of cleaning and disinfecting the patient care environment, the Environmental Services Department (EVS) is asked to perform processes that change a “soiled” room into a “patient ready” room. Perhaps the soiled room was a trauma room in the emergency...
Medical devices used in patient care are being recalled due to damage caused by disinfectants incompatible with the product’s surface material. There are many reasons why this is an issue. Medical devices damaged by cleaning with incompatible disinfectants can become...
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