Federal Efforts to Combat Healthcare-Associated Infections in Public Hospitals
Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
HAIs, or nosocomial infections, are conditions that patients develop while in the hospital or other health care environment. An estimated 1.7 million HAIs are diagnosed annually in hospitals and are associated with 100,000 deaths each year. In the this session, we will discuss the interrelationship of several federally-supported HHS quality improvement efforts that target HAIs as they relate to public and underresourced hospitals. The efforts we will explore include the HAI National Action Plan, Partnership for Patients, the Quality Improvement Organizations, and national implementation of both the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program and TeamSTEPPS.
Session Objectives: Explain the range and scope of key federally-supported HAI reduction efforts.
Identify strategies used by public and other safety net hospitals to combat HAIs.
Discuss implications of federally-supported strategies in underresourced settings.
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Organized by: Health Equity and Public Hospitals Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)