Infection Prevention Resources

CDC Preventing Healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC twenty four seven. Saving Lives, Protecting People

“Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a threat to patient safety. CDC provides national leadership in surveillance, outbreak investigations, laboratory research, and prevention of healthcare-associated infections. CDC uses knowledge gained through these activities to detect infections and develop new strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections. Public health action by CDC and other healthcare partners has led to improvements in clinical practice, medical procedures, and the ongoing development of evidence-based infection control guidance and prevention successes.”

CLABSI Prevention Resource Library

The Joint Commission

“The Joint Commission, Joint Commission Resources (JCR), and Joint Commission International (JCI) have developed a toolkit to supplement the monograph entitled Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections – A Global Challenge, A Global Perspective aimed at reducing CLABSIs in the domestic and international arenas.”

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – Reducing CLABSI Toolkit

AHRQ: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

“The Toolkit for Reducing Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) can help your unit implement evidence-based practices to reduce and, in many cases, eliminate CLABSI.”

ACA | The True Cost of Care

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created a national quality strategy for the triple aim of better care, healthy people and communities, and affordable care. It also initiated a significant transition from fee-for-service to value-based care.

The ACA established 3 important INITIATIVES to improve care:

  1. Value-Based Purchasing Program (VBP)
  2. Readmissions Reduction Program
  3. Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HAC) Reduction Program

Download our educational brochure on the Affordable Care Act and the true transparency of the cost of care here.

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