Temiskaming Hospital is committed to ensuring quality and safe patient care services.
As part of the provinical government's public reporting of patient safety indicators, all hospitals are required to publicly report on their infection rates.
Temiskaming Hospital publicly reports on several patient safety indicators to promote accountability and transparency within the health system and immediately reports Clostridium Difficile (C. difficile) outbreaks to our local public health units so that Medical Officers of Health have the information they need to monitor and respond to emergent outbreaks.
Patient Safety Performance Measures 2021-2022
This rate measures hand hygiene compliance rate by the indication, before initial patient or patient environment contact or after patient or patient environment contact.
Clostridium difficile Infections (CDI)
The indicator measures the incidence rate of hospital acquired Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) within Ontario hospitals per 1,000 patient days.
Central Line Infections (CLI)
The indicator measures the number of intensive care unit (ICU) patients with new central line-associated primary blood stream infection per 1,000 central line days.
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections (MRSA)
This rate represents the incidence rate of nosocomial MRSA infection associated with the reporting facility per 1,000 inpatient days. A lower rate is associated with better performance.
Surgical Safety Checklist Compliance (SSC)
This indicator measures the percentage of surgeries in which a surgical safety checklist (SSC) was performed. The surgical safety checklist is considered performed when the designated checklist coordinator confirms that surgical team members have implemented and or addressed all of the necessary tasks and items in each of the three phrases, ‘briefing’, ‘time out’ and ‘debriefing’, of the checklist.
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus Infections (VRE)
This rate represents the incidence rate of nosocomial VRE infection associated with the reporting facility per 1,000 inpatient days. A lower rate is associated with better performance.
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP)
This indicator measures the number of ICU patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) per 1,000 ventilator days.
Surgical Site Infection Prevention (SSI)
This indicator measures the percentage of total primary hip/knee replacement surgical patients with antibiotic administration that starts an appropriate time prior to skin incision and is fully infused before the surgery begins. A higher rate is associated with better performance.
*not required to report as we do not perform hip/knee replacements at TH.