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Dr. Peter Pronovost on CDC’s Vital Signs Report: Why Success was Possible

Categories: Antimicrobial Resistance, BSIs, CLABSI, Dialysis, Healthcare-associated infections, MRSA, NHSN

Dr. Peter Pronovost on CDC’s Vital Signs Report: Why Success was Possible

Dr. Peter Pronovost on CDC’s Vital Signs Report: Why Success was Possible

Dr. Peter Pronovost, Johns Hopkins University, provides three video commentaries on CDC’s recent Vital Signs report on central line-associated bloodstream infections in hospitals and dialysis facilities. Dr. Pronovost’s commentary is provided below. Click on the video to watch

Transcript: Why was success possible?

Success was possible because many groups partnered and worked collaboratively.

On the national level, the CDC, AHRQ, CMS, and Health and Human Services all worked together.

At the state level, state hospital associations, state health departments and quality improvement organizations united forces.

And within hospitals, ICU clinicians, infection preventionists, and hospital managers worked together.

Dr. Peter Pronovost on CDC’s Vital Signs Report: How we can work together to leverage our success

Categories: Antimicrobial Resistance, BSIs, CLABSI, Dialysis, Healthcare-associated infections, MRSA, NHSN

Dr. Peter Pronovost on CDC’s Vital Signs Report: How we can work together to leverage our success

Dr. Peter Pronovost on CDC’s Vital Signs Report: How we can work together to leverage our success

Dr. Peter Pronovost, Johns Hopkins University, provides three video commentaries on CDC’s recent Vital Signs report on central line-associated bloodstream infections in hospitals and dialysis facilities. Dr. Pronovost’s commentary is provided below. Click on the video to watch.

Transcript: How we can work together to leverage our success

So what can we do:

“US government – work together to mature the science and develop safety programs – programs with clear evidence for best practices, programs with measures that clinicians believe are valid, programs that deliver results, programs that help clinicians believe they can truly make a difference.

States – coordinate efforts, create infrastructure to implement the science, provide technical support to hospitals seeking to measure and reduce infections, and ensure that all hospitals that have not eliminated CLABSI participate in the national program called On the CUSP: Stop BSI.

Dr. Peter Pronovost on CDC’s Vital Signs Report: Where do we go from here?

Categories: Antimicrobial Resistance, BSIs, CLABSI, Dialysis, Healthcare-associated infections, MRSA, NHSN

Dr. Peter Pronovost on CDC’s Vital Signs Report: Where do we go from here?

Dr. Peter Pronovost on CDC’s Vital Signs Report: Where do we go from here?

Dr. Peter Pronovost, Johns Hopkins University, provides three video commentaries on CDC’s recent Vital Signs report on central line-associated bloodstream infections in hospitals and dialysis facilities. Dr. Pronovost’s commentary is provided below. Click on the video to watch.

Transcript: Where do we go from here?

“We must ensure that all patients in ICUs receive best practices. We have seen dramatic reductions in infections in all types of ICUs – teaching and community, large and small, urban and rural. Yet the results are patchy. Some ICUs remain with high CLABSI rates.

We must apply these lessons to reduce other types of preventable harm such as ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Implementation Science + the Infection Preventionist = Safe Healthcare

Categories: BSIs, CLABSI, Healthcare-associated infections, HICPAC

Russell N. Olmsted, MPH, CIC

Russell N. Olmsted, MPH, CIC

Author – Russ Olmsted, MPH, CIC
2011 APIC President

Infection preventionists (IPs) are subject matter experts on the prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). IPs track the scientific literature related to HAI prevention, and then watch that evidence as it is distilled into recommendations by CDC’s Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee.

But what is being done to ensure that these best-practices are being implemented at the patient bedside?

It is the role of the “effector” [the IP] to take these recommendations and apply them to his/her healthcare organization, in collaboration with direct care co-workers. APIC’s Research Task Force recently reviewed the role of the IP in translating scientific evidence to improve patient safety and effectiveness of care—also known as “implementation science.” This should sound familiar to IPs, as we are typically the “linchpins” of applying research that appears in scientific, peer-reviewed journals to policies and practices implemented by our colleagues at the patient’s bedside.

Toward Elimination of Healthcare-associated Infections: A call to Action

Categories: CLABSI, Dialysis, Healthcare-associated infections, Long Term Care (LTC), Outpatient Care

Dr. Denise Cardo

Dr. Denise Cardo

Author – Dr. Denise Cardo
Director of CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion

Recently, partners hosting the 5th Decennial International Conference on healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) – APIC, CDC, IDSA and SHEA – along with public health and other professional organizations (CSTE, ASTHO, PIDS), called for the elimination of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), by implementing proven public health strategies used to combat other diseases (see statement in ICHE or AJIC). This is a bold step.

Is it possible?

Scientifically, there exists a legitimate opportunity to eliminate specific HAIs, including central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs). Recent local and regional initiatives have shown 60%-70% overall decreases of CLABSIs in intensive care units (ICUs), with some locations reporting zero CLABSIs for up to four years following implementation.

Is this enough?

More needs to be done to accomplish the HHS Action Plan to Prevent HAIs and extend those successes into all healthcare settings such as outpatient surgery centers, long-term care facilities and dialysis clinics.

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