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Successful strategies for the prevention of urinary tract infections in long-term care: How to use the toolkit

Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and
Virginia Health Care Association (VHCA)

A tour of the Successful Strategies for the Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections in Long-Term Care toolkit, which was distributed to nursing homes, local health departments, the Office of Licensure and Certification, and other long-term care partners in late December 2011/early January 2012.

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2011 Report: Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) in Pennsylvania Hospitals

Pennsylvania Dept. of Health

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has released its annual 2011 healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) report showing a decrease in the overall number and rate of HAIs acquired by patients while receiving medical care.

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Report on reducing hospital acquired CAUTIs at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

by Barry Aron, MD, FACS
Dr. Barry Aron recently implemented core strategies at his institution with the objective of significantly reducing the incidence of CAUTI.  He presents the process and outcome of implementing the protocol, described in CAUTI Challenge.

 

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Iowa Prevention Collaborative Resource Manual

A publication of the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative and the Iowa Department of Public Health
This manual discusses measurement tools, explores optimal team functioning, provides strategies to improve communication and enhance transparency efforts to drive improvement.  The teams on the identified unit will work with culture concepts and tools to improve their performance.

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Medicine Grand Rounds: Prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infection

Sourced from the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM)

CA-UTI is preventable cause of morbidity, mortality and expense.  This presentation outlines a new program at LUMC aimed at eliminating CAU-TI at their center.

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