TAP: A Strategy to Prioritize and Implement HAI Prevention Efforts in Your Hospital

Resource Location: https://qi.ipro.org/2023/04/11/tap-a-strategy-to-prioritize-and-implement-hai-prevention-efforts-in-your-hospital/

Prepared by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and IPRO HQIC

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 Start Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

Join us for a webinar featuring subject matter experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to learn about a comprehensive strategy to reduce hospital acquired infections (HAI). The Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) Strategy is a CDC-developed framework for quality improvement that uses data to drive interventions that will prevent healthcare-associated infections.

The TAP strategy targets healthcare facilities and specific units within facilities that have a disproportionate burden of HAIs so that prevention efforts can be prioritized and implemented where they will have the greatest impact. Our speakers will discuss the latest updates in the strategy and tools, including adaptation for smaller facilities.

Your participation in this webinar will provide you with updated information on:

  • How to use NHSN collected data to identify opportunities for improvement by facility and unit.
  • How to calculate a cumulative attributable difference (CAD)* to identify a concrete infection reduction goal
  • How to use CDC assessments to target the focus of improvement work and identify high value interventions.

*The number of infections that must be prevented to achieve an HAI reduction goal.