Research Medical Center April 01, 2019

Dr. Olevia Pitts with patient

Research Medical Center participated in HCA Healthcare's ABATE (active bathing to eliminate infection) study. The Kansas City hospital recently implemented the new process as part of their continuing efforts to prevent hospital infections. Dr. Olevia Pitts states that this new process can decrease a patients infection rate, and allows patients to get back home sooner, while partnering with leadership and nursing to decreases patient's chances of readmission. As a Quaternary provider of highly complex care –Research Medical Center cares for the "sickest of the sick" – with patients coming from more than 13 counties, and beyond.

"A 2013 study HCA participated in found bathing intensive-care unit patients with soap containing the antiseptic chlorhexidine cut the incidence of central line bloodstream infections by 44%."

Read Bathing patients with an antiseptic reduces bloodstream infections via Modern Healthcare