Learn about CDI precautions and resources, including the Minnesota Department of Health's CDI Toolkit for Long Term Care Facilities.
[caption id="attachment_6933" align="alignright" width="189"] Christopher Crnich, MD, PHD, MS[/caption]
Long term care experts will describe the etiology (cause) of C. difficile and when to test. Then they will define treatment and discuss prevention strategies. This is the second of four sessions in Learning Session 4 for nursing home staff. To prepare for session 2, review: NNHQIC's Infections - Probing Questions document.
Join the Quality Insights Reducing HAIs in Hospitals team and staff from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) for an opportunity to “lunch and learn” with your peers via Live Chat.
MetaStar and the Wisconsin Hospital Association, with the assistance of 20 hospitals, has created tools to assess your current Antibiotic Stewardship Program. After assessment, tools are also provided to determine initial and ongoing steps for improvement.
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.
Do you know how National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) surveillance definition changes will impact you?
Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is an important cause of infectious disease death in the United States. C. difficile was estimated to cause almost half a million infections in the United States in 2011. Approximately 83,000 of the patients who developed C. difficile experienced at least one recurrence and 29,000 died within 30 days of the initial diagnosis. This webinar will discuss targeting and implementing CDI prevention strategies in the acute care setting.