IAQ Professionals Target MRSA and Other Hospital-Acquired Infections
Legends Environmental Insurance Services provides coverage for indoor air quality and environmental professionals battling microbial pathogens.
According to a recent study conducted at the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and the University of Chicago Medicine, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection rates recorded at U.S. academic hospitals have doubled in the five years between 2003 and 2008. The research indicates that more MRSA-infected people have been checked into these hospitals than the combined number of people who have tested HIV-positive or suffer from influenza.
Data from the report indicates that 1 in 20 inpatients have either been colonized by the MRSA bacteria or are battling infections due to exposure to it. These patients could have been infected due to healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) or due to an increase in community-associated infections.
These are startling numbers and MRSA is not the only microbial pathogen causing concerns. Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is another type of HAI related bacteria that has seen infection rates climb in recent years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), infections rates due to C. diff “remains at historically high levels”.
Not only due these microbial pathogens cause tens of thousands of illnesses and countless deaths each year in the U.S., they also result in billions of dollars in medical costs. Fortunately, one company leads the nation in providing insurance coverage for many of the leading indoor air quality (IAQ) and environmental consulting companies who are essential in identifying microbial threats and providing solutions to combat the spread of these pathogens. “Legends Environmental Insurance Services offers complete insurance coverage to these professionals who otherwise may not be able to offer these life saving services,” stated Brian Mcfarland, Vice President of Legends Environmental Insurance Services. “Without affordable and comprehensive coverage, most of these professionals would not be able to offer their services and expertise in the battle against HAIs and community-acquired infections.”
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