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Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) show a significantly higher incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in 2021 compared to 2019. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, prevention of CAUTIs remains a patient safety priority in hospitals to reduce patient harm and costs and improve outcomes.

This presentation will feature real world examples of effective CAUTI prevention strategies shared by Alaska Native Medical Center and Campbell County Health infection prevention leaders. Our speakers will share their experiences developing staff education, optimizing surveillance, engaging physician champions and much more!

It’s time to celebrate! Join this exciting presentation and discussion to learn how hospitals improved their processes and outcomes during their six-month cohort participation. Each cohort reviewed data and implemented improvements based on the most effective interventions among HQIC enrolled hospitals. Hospital cohorts began in May/June and included the following patient safety topics:

  • Readmissions and Health Equity
  • Adverse Drug Events (ADEs)
  • CAUTI/CLABSI
  • MRSA
  • Sepsis

OVERVIEW:

Data from the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) show a significantly higher incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in 2021 compared to 2019. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, prevention of CAUTIs and CLABSIs remains a patient safety priority in hospitals to reduce patient harm and costs and improve outcomes.

Join this exciting presentation and discussion to learn how Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center changed its healthcare-associated infection (HAI) review process from one person to a group of clinical and health care professionals, resulting in better outcomes in CAUTI and CLABSI prevention. This is Part 1 of a two-part series on strategies to prevent CAUTI. Part 2 webinar will be held in October.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1. Understand how changing the HAI review process resulted in better patient outcomes
2. Gain insight into how the Root Cause Analysis process is used to identify missed opportunities to prevent CAUTI and CLABSI
3. Learn how the team “shops at The Gaps” to implement best practice interventions

Join us for part three of the Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) Learning & Action Network Series. Over the last two years, progress toward eliminating HAIs has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs) remain a significant risk to patient safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on any given day, about 1 in 31 hospital patients has an HAI.

This dynamic webinar will share strategies for getting “back to basics” when it comes to preventing MDROs, particularly hospital onset C. difficile and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) bacteremia.

IP Chats are monthly networking events to build knowledge, share experience, and provide support for hospital infection preventionists.

Please register for each event individually.

IP Chats are monthly networking events to build knowledge, share experience, and provide support for hospital infection preventionists.

Please register for each event individually

IP Chats are monthly networking events to build knowledge, share experience, and provide support for hospital infection preventionists.

Please register for each event individually.

IP Chats are monthly networking events to build knowledge, share experience, and provide support for hospital infection preventionists.

Please register for each event individually.

IP Chats are monthly networking events to build knowledge, share experience, and provide support for hospital infection preventionists.

Please register for each event individually.

Join Us for Part Two of the Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) Learning & Action Network Series

Preventing CLABSI remains a national patient safety priority given its associated harms of increased hospital length of stay, costs, morbidity and a 12–25 % mortality rate. Recent studies have shown that during the COVID-19 pandemic many hospitals experienced a significant increase in their CLABSI rates.

This dynamic webinar will feature proactive strategies and tools for preventing all-cause harm related to CLABSI and sharing of a hospitals success with engaging leaders, providers and front-line staff in a hospital-wide initiative to drive down device utilization, increase bundle compliance and improve outcomes.

The Impact of Healthcare Associated Renal Damage, and the Connection to Long Term Renal Disease: How Can Health Care Organizations Reduce Risk for Patients?

The Alliant Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC) team will discuss updates based on the 18 month goals and accomplishments for our 150 enrolled hospitals. The Alliant HQIC team and partners will discuss the new hospital cohorts based on patient safety topics, revised coaching packages and educational opportunities including webinars and podcasts. A demonstration of hospital data and graphs on the hospital portal will also be provided.

Join this motivating presentation and discussion to learn from Infection Preventionists who offer their insights from years of experience in healthcare. There can be a steep learning curve for Infection Preventionists new to the role or starting out in their careers. Learn from a collective group who will offer their words of wisdom that can be put into action to assist in your hospitals’ infection prevention and performance improvement of patient care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn actionable insights from experienced Infection Preventionists
  • Gain a better understanding of surveillance techniques and data reporting
  • Provide up-to-date infection prevention guidelines and resources