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Policy Hospital-Affiliated Physician Group Offers Modest Performance-Based Incentives to Salaried Physicians, Leading to Sustained Improvement on Quality-Related Metrics 8/13/2014
A hospital-affiliated physician group offers modest performance-based incentives to salaried physicians, leading to sustained improvements in performance on a broad array of quality-related metrics.
Routine Cultures, Real-Time Alerts, and Immediate Precautions Reduce Intensive Care Unit MRSA Infections 7/30/2014
Nurses at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital routinely monitor all patients admitted to intensive care units for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization from admission to discharge.
Comprehensive Program to Change Hand Hygiene Culture Improves Adherence to Disinfection Guidelines, Leading to Lower Infection Rates and Costs 7/2/2014
A comprehensive, hospital-based program targeting culture change related to hand hygiene through education, environmental modifications, and employee incentives leads to better adherence, fewer infections, and lower costs.
Archived Encouraging Solicitation and Supporting Implementation of Employee-Generated Ideas Leads to Significant Reduction in Incidence of Common Hospital-Acquired Infection 7/2/2014
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, set up a program in which all employees are encouraged to use their own experiences to devise and implement successful solutions for reducing hospital-acquired, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.
Comprehensive Program Focused on Culture Change, Education and Training, and Solicitation of Employee Ideas Significantly Reduces Incidence of Common Hospital-Acquired Infection 6/4/2014
The Billings Clinic, an integrated health system in Billings, MT, addressed its rising rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections by making infection control a top institutional priority and by creating a comprehensive package that combines adoption and monitoring of strict infection control protocols, active surveillance, training and education, and the solicitation and implementation of employee ideas through an approach known as “positive deviance.” This term refers to the focus on uncommon strategies that lead to positive changes and results.
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Universal ICU Decolonization: An Enhanced Protocol 12/4/2013
The Universal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Decolonization protocol combines a comprehensive implementation readiness assessment with scientific rationale and training tools for implementation of a universal decolonization strategy to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and bloodstream infections in adults.
MRSA Toolkit for Childcare Programs 10/17/2012
This toolkit has been designed to help prevent and stop or reduce the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin infections at childcare centers.
MRSA Toolkit for Middle and High Schools 10/17/2012
This tool kit was created to help prevent the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in middle and high schools.
MRSA Toolkit for Outpatient Clinics/Offices 10/17/2012
This tool kit has been designed to help staff at outpatient clinics and medical offices prevent, diagnose, treat, and reduce the transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Guide to the Elimination of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Transmission in Hospital Settings, 2nd Edition 7/11/2012
This document provides evidence-based practice guidance for the elimination of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) transmission in hospital settings.

Last updated: August 27, 2014.