Educational Resources

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Preventing Surgical Site Infections: Implementing a Multidisciplinary Evidence-Based Strategy

Cindy Kilgore, RN, BSN, MSHA, CNOR, will take the audience through the journey and present methodology and tools utilized for the bundle approach to SSI prevention. By including the surgical clinic team, perioperative team, infection control, post-surgical floor, and surgeons, the complete picture of the patient’s stay has been built into the bundles. This approach has been successfully completed with Colorectal, Cardiac, Gyn, Ortho and Neuro surgery teams as demonstrated by the Standardized Infection Ratio’s (SIR) data sets.

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Length:~ 1 hr
Live air date Nov. 28, 2017 1:00-2:00pm EST

Beyond the Guidelines: Evidence Based Prevention Strategies to Eliminate CAUTI’s

Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN, will be discussing the forces within the current healthcare environment that are targeting zero for device related infections. She will also identify and detail the evidence-based practices around preventing CAUTI’s and discuss possible barriers to practice changes and realistic solutions to assist the team in the implementation process.

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Length: 1 hr 2 min
Originally recorded June 29, 2017

All Dressed Up and I’m Going Nowhere: Evidence Based Practice to Improve Catheter Care After Insertion

Jennifer McCord, MSN, RN, PCCN, CCRN, CCNS, VA-BC, will be discussing the potential complications, and where to turn if questions arise related to central line care, maintenance or removal.

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Length:~ 1 hr
Originally recorded Nov. 8, 2016

Addressing the Dressing: Improving Vascular Access Dressing Disruption

Michelle DeVries, BS, MPH, CIC, will be sharing a review of literature that indicate that dressing changes due to disruption are associated with a significant risk of bloodstream infection. Her facility’s quality improvement project to decrease the number of premature dressing changes due to disruption was initiated and its results will also be discussed.

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Length:~ 1 hr
Originally aired Oct. 18, 2017

 

The Center for Disease Control Prevention &
Treatment Guidelines

The Center for Disease Control has created evidence-based prevention and treatment guidelines with the purpose of providing health care professionals with a guide to prevent the development of common hospital-acquired infections that result in a high rate of morbidity.
You can view these recommendations in their entirety by clicking on the links below.
CDC HICPAC CAUTI Prevention
CDC HICPAC CLABSI Prevention

APIC Infection Prevention Tool

APIC has compiled information on key infection prevention topics and created topic-specific web pages.
Click here for topic specific infection prevention.
ANA CAUTI Prevention Tool

ANA offers an innovative, streamlined, evidenced-based clinical tool developed by leading experts.
Download ANA CAUTI Prevention Tool
Click here for the Companion Guide

AHRQ CAUTI Reduction Toolkit

The toolkit helps hospitals prevent CAUTI in patients at the unit level by implementing concepts from the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP). Evidence-based, practical resources like guides, tools and archived webinars are included.  Health care professionals can use it to make care safer by following clinical best practices.
Download AHRQ CAUTI Reducation Toolkit

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