Nurse–Physician Infection Prevention Teams Conduct Rounds and Provide Support to Frontline Clinicians, Leading to Fewer Hospital-Acquired Infections
Physician–nurse infection prevention teams round on hospital units at least weekly, leading to a 70-percent decline in central line–associated infections and very low rates of surgical site infections.
Electronic Isolation Flags and Weekly Rounds by Infection Control Staff Improve Adherence to Contact Precautions
Through electronic flagging of infected patients and weekly surveillance rounds, infection control staff increased adherence to contact precautions from 58 to 90 percent.
Teams of Diabetes Educators Regularly Visit Rural Clinics to Coach African-American Patients, Leading to Better Glycemic Control and Potential Cost Savings
A traveling team of certified diabetes educators (including a nurse, pharmacist, and dietitian) regularly visits rural clinics to help coordinate diabetes care with clinicians and educate and coach African-American patients with diabetes, leading to improved glycemic control and the potential for meaningful cost savings.
Registry Assists Physicians and School Nurses in Managing Childhood Asthma, Leading to Fewer Inpatient Admissions and Emergency Department Visits
A Web-based registry assists primary care physicians, pediatricians, and school nurses in managing childhood asthma, leading to significant reductions in inpatient admissions and emergency department visits.
State-Mandated Tracking and Public Reporting Reduce Incidence and Costs of Common Hospital-Acquired Infections
As required by law, hospitals in New York track and report information on select hospital-acquired infections to the State Department of Health, which publicly releases hospital-specific performance data and supports hospitals with quality improvement initiatives; the program has reduced infection rates and generated substantial cost savings.
Eliminating Health Care–Associated Infections: State Policy Options
The purpose of this toolkit is to provide guidance to senior policy makers on various promising ways to use legal and policy interventions as tools to implement comprehensive HAI prevention programs.
ASCO/CAP Guideline Recommendations for HER2 Testing in Breast Cancer: Reporting Elements for IHC and FISH
This tool from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and College of American Pathologists (CAP) lists all the elements that should be reported in each HER2 (Human epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2) status report.
Essentials of Public Reporting of Health Care-Associated Infections: A Toolkit
This tool kit was created to assist States and health care facilities facing legislative mandates to publicly report health care-associated infections by providing guidance on components necessary for a meaningful reporting system.
National Healthcare Safety Network
The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) is a voluntary, secure, internet-based surveillance system that integrates patient and health care personnel safety surveillance systems managed by the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Guide to the Elimination of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections
This guide, for use by infection preventionists and quality improvement teams, provides step-by-step guidance to facilitate the bedside implementation of relevant clinical evidence and best practices for eliminating catheter-related bloodstream infections.