Reducing infection risk: The role of single-patient use ECG in California hospitals

Thursday, June 17th, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Hospital-acquired infections remain a key clinical concern, especially among critical care patients. Reducing or eliminating opportunities for pathogen exposure through cross-contamination may be an effective strategy for reducing HAIs.

Previously published research suggests that replacing reusable ECG leads with single-patient use ECG leads was associated with reduced surgical site infection risk in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients. This webinar will discuss a new analysis of the association between single-patient use ECG leads and HAI rates in California hospitals.

Learning points:
  • Clinical and economic impacts of HAI on critical care patients
  • Pathogens and contamination rates associated with reusable ECG leads
  • Evidence supporting HAI reduction associated with single-patient use ECG leads




Karlee Campos
Progressive Care Nurse
Southern California Community Hospital