BE PART OF THE SOLUTION
As our nation is besieged by coronavirus, Reduce Infection Deaths is ready to help. The public’s safety depends on curbing the spread of coronavirus inside hospitals and nursing homes, to protect healthcare workers, visitors, and patients who are there with other maladies or even for the happiest reason of all, to give birth.
Rigorous infection control is key. RID offers guidelines, new research, and information on new technologies to stop coronavirus in its tracks, before it travels to the patient in the next bed or infects the nurse examining someone in the emergency room. Please
call on us for help.
In ordinary times, as well, infection control is vital. Patients with cancer, heart disease and other illnesses cannot access breakthrough if infection makes going into the hospital too risky. All the benefits of medical science — from joint replacement to chemotherapy, depend on being able to prevent infection.
RID educates patients on the precautions they can take to reduce their risk and brings the best research to hospital decision makers on what they can do to shield patients from infection risk.
RID has a 15-year track record of success.
In 2004, not one state required hospitals to disclose their infection rates. Now 37 states do. If you have to be hospitalized, you should be able to find out which hospital nearby
The hand sanitizers you see installed on walls throughout hospitals are a clear sign of RID’s impact
RID convinced Medicare officials to stop reimbursing hospitals for treating hospital-caused infections and barred hospitals from charging the patient — a major incentive for
hospitals to get serious about preventing infection.
RID does all of this on a shoestring budget – less than $400,000 a year. Our track record proves that money donated to RID is spent wisely, not wasted.
This year has been the most successful in our history. because we’ve reached the largest number of patients and caregivers. RID is bringing is lifesaving infection-prevention guidelines to ambulatory surgical centers, where more than half of all surgeries are performed, and to post-acute facilities, where patients go for extended care after leaving a hospital.
RID has only one goal: to save lives.