Healthcare-Associated Infections

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Jerri’s Story: A Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Patient Story (English subtitles)

Jerri’s Story is a short video depicting a tragic illustration of the potential risks posed to patients by an indwelling catheter-associated urinary tract infection.

Ventilator Associated Events – VAE

More than 300,000 patients receive mechanical ventilation annually and are at risk for complications leading to significant morbidity and mortality.  Dr. Paul Nassar will review new surveillance definitions, treatment options and prevention strategies.

The Healthcare Environment: The Importance of Cleaning Practices and Improving Compliance, by Dr. Becky A. Smith

Engaging your staff in conversation about why environmental cleaning matters will be easier as our expert shares how the environment is important in disease acquisition and transmission and discusses the latest tools and strategies to assess and improve cleaning practices.

Targeted Assessment for Prevention – TAP Report Primer

Learn the basics about the new National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) report – how to run a report, what is included in the report and how to utilize the report to drive healthcare-associated infection improvements within your organization.

Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) Review – November 2015

The Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) report is a tool to help focus healthcare-associated infection reduction efforts for central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) and Clostridum difficile (CDI).

Shirley’s Story: A Clostridium difficile Patient Story

A short video depicting a case of a recurring Clostridium difficile infection, leaving a patient in misery wondering: “Will I ever fully recover?”

Prevention of Surgical Site Infections: A Review of Recent Evidence and Guidelines

Dr. Dale Bratzler provides updates and best practices for surgical site infection (SSI) prevention, highlights recommendations from The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Compendium and reinforces the benefits of a multi-modal, bundled approach to SSI prevention.

Managing Clostridium difficile Infection and an Overview of Antimicrobial Stewardship

This co-sponsored Telligen/Colorado Hospital Association webinar summarizes the increasing frequency of Clostridium difficile (CDI) infections, lists elements of the CDI bundle to limit outbreaks and describes antimicrobial stewardship interventions that can positively impact CDI rates.

Jerri’s Story: A Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Patient Story (Spanish subtitles)

Jerri’s Story is a short video depicting a tragic illustration of the potential risks posed to patients by an indwelling catheter-associated urinary tract infection.

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