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.

Toolkit for Decolonization of Non-ICU Patients with Devices

Prepared by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

This toolkit will provide hospital infection prevention programs with instructions for implementing targeted decolonization in adult patients with medical devices in hospital units outside of intensive care (i.e., non-ICUs).

Patient Safety & Behavioral Health: Antipsychotic Medication Adverse Drug Events (ADE’s)

This material was prepared by Alliant Quality, and adapted by the IPRO QIN-QIO, a collaboration of Healthcentric Advisors, Qlarant and IPRO, serving as the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization.

This resource discusses the common effects of antipsychotic ADE’s, and provides links to other resources and interventions that support the prevention of adverse events. Adverse drug events cause approximately 1.3 million emergency department visits each year. About 350,000 patients each year need to be hospitalized for further treatment after emergency visits for adverse drug events. People typically take more medicines as they age, and the risk of adverse events may increase as more people take more medicines.

Health Disparities Road Map

Developed by American Institute of Research (AIR) in partnership with IPRO HQIC

This resource discussed how Person and Family Engagement can help hospitals achieve health Equity in Health Care Quality and Safety.

The American Institutes for Research (AIR)—a partner in the IPRO HQIC program—identified six overarching strategies to guide hospitals in meaningfully engaging patients and families in health care. This document describes how to apply these strategies in ways that can help hospitals achieve equity in care quality and safety and address barriers to uniform engagement.

Person and Family Engagement and Health Equity

Developed by American Institute of Research (AIR) in partnership with IPRO HQIC

Person and family engagement (PFE) is recognized by the Centers
for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as a promising way to
address health and health care disparities and achieve equity in
quality and safety
. Applying PFE equitably means including
patients and families from all backgrounds as equal and active
partners in their health care. Doing so can help ensure that all
patients reap the benefits of engagement in their healthcare.

Partnering with Representative Patient and Family Advisors to Achieve Health Equity

Developed by the American Institute of Research (AIR) in partnership with IPRO HQIC

This LAN event: Provides resources and assists you to increase your understanding of person and family engagement(PFE) as a strategy to improve equity in both quality and safety; recognize the importance of partnering with diverse patients and families in improving quality and safety; learn about opportunities to be more inclusive of your total patient population and respond to their preferences and needs.

8 Lessons from a Covid-19 Surge Hot Spot

Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

This resource discusses surge preparedness and 8 key takeaways or lessons learned by a major healthcare system who was at the epicenter of the US Covid crisis. Even the most sophisticated trend analysis can only estimate how health care systems need to prepare for taking care of higher numbers of patients with COVID-19. Many across the globe are drawing on the best information available to date to guide preparations for an expected surge of patients in need of hospital-level care.

The StAT Learning Series for Hospital Clinical Staff and Leader

This material was prepared by The Bizzell Group (Bizzell), the Data Validation and Administrative (DVA) contractor, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

This resource includes a variety of interactive, self-paced learning modules on infection prevention and control in the hospital setting.

The series of 15-minute learning modules is produced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The series is tailored to teams leading hospital infection prevention programs and care teams in hospital settings of all sizes, including small, rural or critical access facilities. To demonstrate commitment and expertise, users can receive Certificates of Participation upon completion.