Preventing Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) takes a community.
Join us for a Coaching Call where we will use a case study to demonstrate how to perform surveillance for ventilator-associated events (VAEs). Topics will include tools and resources to facilitate VAE surveillance and strategies for overcoming common challenges along the way. The Webinar will also include an overview of the key elements for VAE reduction.
[caption id="attachment_4105" align="alignright" width="171"] Sharon Eloranta, MD George W. Merck/IHI Fellow Medical Director, Quality & Safety Initiatives, Qualis Health[/caption]
Join the Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center (QIN NCC) as we host Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a Ventilator-Associated Events (VAE) - Part Two educational webinar.
Talking with your staff about the importance of environmental cleaning will be easier after attending this webinar. Board certified infectious disease specialist Dr. Becky Smith will share information about the effects of environment on disease acquisition and transmission and will discuss the latest tools and strategies to assess and improve cleaning practices.
HAIs are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. At any given time, about 1 in every 25 inpatients has an infection related to hospital care. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has identified the reduction of HAIs as an Agency Priority Goal for the Department and is committed to reducing the national rate of HAIs. The National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination (HAI Action Plan) has identified new five-year HAI targets for the acute care hospital measures.
Overview The purpose of the presentation is to familiarize the participants with the TeamSTEPPS program and some of the tools used to improve teamwork and communication.
Join Carolyn Gould, MD, MSCR, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as she explains the current status of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection CAUTI prevention strategies in the United States.