Stop Sepsis Now

Prepared by IPRO

Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It is a life-threatening medical emergency.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 1.7 million adults in America develop sepsis each year. Nearly 270,000 Americans die as a result of sepsis.

The IPRO QIN-QIO developed the following materials for patients, both in English and Spanish, along with provider-facing resources and training materials.

Guide for Hospitals to Complete the Person and Family Engagement Assessment for the IPRO Hospital Quality Improvement Contract

Prepared by AIR for IPRO HQIC

Hospitals leaders and staff who are either providing information for, or completing the PFE Assessment, can use this guide to determine if they are implementing the five PFE Best Practices, and understand how best to choose survey responses about the five PFE Best Practices.

IPRO HQIC – June 2022 LAN: Identifying and Supporting a PFE Leader in Your Hospital

IPRO HQIC

The June PFE Learning and Action Event focuses on the roles, responsibilities, and benefits of a dedicated PFE leader in both small and large hospitals. This event explores how to create a PFE leader role using existing resources and tools, and ways in which PFE leaders can partner with hospital executives, patients, and families. PFE Leaders from IPRO HQIC hospitals share practical guidance and lessons they have learned.

Moving Forward Using Lessons Learned to Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) June 23, 2022 – Part 2 of the 5-part Joint HQIC ‘Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections’ Learning & Action Network Series.

Prepared by IPRO HQIC

Preventing CLABSI remains a national patient safety priority given its associated harms of increased hospital length of stay, costs, morbidity and a 12–25 percent mortality rate. Recent studies have shown that during the COVID-19 pandemic, many hospitals experienced a significant increase in their CLABSI rates. This dynamic webinar features proactive strategies and tools for preventing all-cause harm related to CLABSI and showcases a hospital’s success with engaging leaders, providers and front-line staff in a hospital-wide initiative to drive down device utilization, increase bundle compliance and improve outcomes.

Moving Forward Using Lessons Learned to Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) June 23, 2022 – Part 2 of the 5-part Joint HQIC ‘Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections’ Learning & Action Network Series.

Prepared by IPRO HQIC

Preventing CLABSI remains a national patient safety priority given its associated harms of increased hospital length of stay, costs, morbidity and a 12–25 percent mortality rate. Recent studies have shown that during the COVID-19 pandemic, many hospitals experienced a significant increase in their CLABSI rates. This dynamic webinar features proactive strategies and tools for preventing all-cause harm related to CLABSI and showcases a hospital’s success with engaging leaders, providers and front-line staff in a hospital-wide initiative to drive down device utilization, increase bundle compliance and improve outcomes.

Integrating Patients and Families on Quality Improvement (QI) Teams

Tom Workman, AIR

This resource offers guidance to HQIC hospitals and QI coaches on how to include patient and family advisors on hospital quality improvement (QI) teams. The resource will help hospital leaders and staff: (1) understand how patient and family members can contribute to a QI team as an advisor; (2) how to recruit patient and family advisors for a QI team; and (3) how to prepare patient and family advisors to contribute to a QI team.

Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Optimizing the use of antibiotics is critical to effectively treat infections, protect patients from harms caused by unnecessary antibiotic use, and combat antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic stewardship programs can help clinicians improve clinical outcomes and minimize harms by improving antibiotic prescribing. The Core Elements are intended to be an adaptable framework that hospitals can use to guide efforts to improve antibiotic prescribing. The assessment tool that accompanies this document can help hospitals identify gaps to address.

Core Elements of Human Antibiotic Stewardship Programs in Resource-Limited Settings

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

This Core Elements is a guide for antibiotic stewardship program implementation in resource-limited settings that have fragile health systems and lack robust, regulatory frameworks. It builds off the Core Elements resources originally created for U.S. healthcare settings to outline structures and functions associated with effective programs. The guide contains practical, high-impact strategies based on both expert opinion as well as experiences in implementing antibiotic stewardship programs at the national and facility-levels to improve antibiotic use and fight antibiotic resistance. The guide provides a range of activities that a government or individual facility can implement based on the resources available.

Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Core Elements at Small and Critical Access Hospitals

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

This document provides guidance on practical strategies to implement antibiotic stewardship programs in small and critical access hospitals. The suggestions provided are based on discussions with staff in small and critical access hospitals, several of which have implemented all of the CDC Core Elements.

STRIVE Infection Control Training

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The CDC/STRIVE curriculum was developed by national infection prevention experts led by the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) for CDC. Courses address both the technical and foundational elements of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention. Courses can be taken in any order. Each course has 1 or more modules. Individual modules can be used for; new employee training, annual infection prevention training, and/or periodic training.

U.S. National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (National Action Plan)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The National Action Plan directs federal agencies to accelerate response to antibiotic resistance by presenting coordinated, strategic actions to improve the health and well-being of all Americans across the One Health spectrum. It has pushed transformative improvements across the country that strengthen and expand the ability to respond to these threats. The National Action Plan supports five main goals: 1. Slow the Emergence of Resistant Bacteria and Prevent the Spread of Resistant Infections; 2. Strengthen National One Health Surveillance Efforts to Combat Resistance; 3. Advance Development and Use of Rapid and Innovative Diagnostic Tests for Identification and Characterization of Resistant Bacteria; 4. Accelerate Basic and Applied Research and Development for New Antibiotics, Other Therapeutics, and Vaccines; and 5. Improve International Collaboration and Capacities for Antibiotic-Resistance Prevention, Surveillance, Control and Antibiotic Research and Development.

2021 NHSN Training videos

Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

NHSN subject matter experts have created training videos for 2021 NHSN updates. Recorded presentations cover the following topics:

  • LabID Analysis in Acute Care Hospitals – FAQs and Troubleshooting
  • MRSA Bacteremia and CDI LabID Event Reporting – Refresher
  • Clarifications to 2021 Bloodstream Infection Definitions
  • 2021 Secondary BSI and Chapter 17 Updates
  • Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) – Update
  • Ventilator-associated Event (VAE) and Pediatric Ventilator-associated Event (PedVAE) Analysis
  • Surgical Site Infection (SSI) – Updates and Refresher
  • Optimizing the Group User Analysis Experience
  • NHSN Antimicrobial Resistance (AR) Option: Facility-Wide Antibiogram Report
  • Internal Data Validation
  • Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Module: Influenza Vaccination Summary Reporting for IRF Units in LTACHs and IPFs

Antibiotic Resistance & Patient Safety Portal

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Interactive web-based application that was created to innovatively display data collected through CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), the Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network (AR Lab Network), and other sources.  It offers enhanced data visualizations on Antibiotic Resistance, Use, and Stewardship datasets as well as Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) data.