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Engaging Partners in Infection Prevention and Control in Acute Care Hospitals

Through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HRET is bringing together multiple organizations at the state level to foster relationships and improve coordination of infection prevention efforts. This project, Engaging Partners in Infection Prevention and Control in Acute Care Hospitals, is enhancing collaboration and alignment among:

  • State hospital associations
  • State health departments
  • CMS Quality Innovation Network/Quality Improvement Organizations

Partners are collaborating to strengthen practices in health care facilities to prevent:

  • Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)
  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
  • C. difficile infections (CDI)
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections (MRSA)

Short-stay and long-term acute care hospitals can participate in this 12-month project. Participating hospitals use National Healthcare Safety Network data to monitor improvements in the prevention of CLABSI, CAUTI, CDI and MRSA bacteremia.

Benefits to participating hospitals include:

  • Reductions in HAI morbidity and mortality
  • Free, on-demand education on infection prevention and patient safety improvement practices
  • Support in using CDC’s Infection Control Assessment Tools to assess and guide quality improvement activities
  • Access to a dedicated portal offering focused improvement resources
  • Assistance in accelerating current strategies for reducing infections
  • Networking and learning with peer hospitals
  • Opportunities to interact with expert national faculty
  • Training and support on data submission and interpretation
  • Performance benchmarking with other participating hospitals

Project partners include:

  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
  • University of Michigan
  • Michigan Health & Hospital Association Keystone Center
  • HealthInsight QIN
  • Society of Hospital Medicine

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