April 18, 2023 LAN Event – Using TAP Strategy for HAI Reduction: CAUTI, CLABSI, C. Diff, MRSA

Prepared by IPRO HQIC

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.

Patient Stories Collection: Infectious Diseases

Compiled by IPRO

The following are websites where you can find patient stories related to infectious diseases:

1. Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). IDSA Home [Internet]. Patient Stories: The Faces of Antimicrobial Resistance; [cited 2023 Aug 8]. Available from: https://www.idsociety.org/public-health/patient-stories/patient-stories/.

2. Pew Charitable Trusts. The Pew Charitable Trusts | The Pew Charitable Trusts [Internet]. True Stories of Antibiotic Resistance; 2017 Nov 13 [cited 2023 Aug 8]. Available from: https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2017/11/true-stories-of-antibiotic-resistance-3-personal-perspectives.

3. National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). NFID [Internet]. Real Stories, Real People – NFID; [cited 2023 Aug 8]. Available from: https://www.nfid.org/resources/real-stories-real-people/.

4. Sepsis Alliance [Internet]. Faces of Sepsis; [cited 2023 Aug 11]. Available from: https://www.sepsis.org/education/patients-family/faces-of-sepsis/.

5. Summa Health | Nonprofit Healthcare System in Akron, Ohio [Internet]. Infectious Disease Patient Stories | Summa Health; [cited 2023 Aug 11]. Available from: https://www.summahealth.org/specializedservices/infectious-diseases/patient-stories

6. Cleveland Clinic [Internet]. Infectious Disease Patient Stories | Cleveland Clinic; [cited 2023 Aug 11]. Available from: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/patient-stories/infectious-disease

7. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital [Internet]. Infectious Diseases Treatment Patient Stories; [cited 2023 Aug 11]. Available from: https://www.stjude.org/treatment/disease/infectious-diseases/patient-stories.html

8. Patient Stories and Patient Safety [Internet] CDC. Published September 13, 2023. [Cited September 18, 2023]. Available from: https://blogs.cdc.gov/safehealthcare/category/patients/

9. COVID-19 Patient Stories. [Internet] www.hopkinsmedicine.org. [Cited September 18, 2023]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/patient-stories

10. HQIC Antibiotic Stewardship Workgroup: Clostridioides difficile Module. [Internet] IPRO NQIIC. [Cited September 18, 2023]. Available from: https://qi.ipro.org/2022/04/21/hqic-antibiotic-stewardship-workgroup-clostridioides-difficile-module/

Joint HQIC Antibiotic Stewardship: Quick Wins for Improving Duration of Therapy – November 8, 2022 LAN Event

Prepared by IPRO HQIC

Antibiotic Stewardship (AS) remains a national priority aimed at optimizing antibiotic use to effectively treat infections, protect patients from harms caused by unnecessary use and combat antibiotic resistance. This event features national antibiotic use and duration of therapy (DOT) trending data, strategies to address AS challenges, examples of best practice to improve antibiotic discharge prescribing, and a hospital’s success with engaging leaders, providers and front-line staff in a hospital-wide initiative to improve DOT and outcomes.

HQIC Antibiotic Stewardship Workgroup- Clostridioides difficile Module

Prepared by IPRO QIN/QIO

Video interview with a nurse describing her own C.  difficile survival story. The story includes a first-person accounting of her yearlong hospitalization, the impact of antibiotic therapy, prevention of C. difficile and the long-term effects of this devastating antibiotic adverse event.

HQIC Antibiotic Stewardship Workgroup: Penicillin Allergy Module

Developed by the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors for the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services Quality Improvement and Innovation Group – QIN/QIO HQIC

This resource contains two video conversations on how to develop and maintain a successful penicillin allergy program, and how to initiate and sustain an antibiotic allergy clarification program. Additional resources include CDC fact sheet, allergy poster, and Evaluation and Diagnosis of Penicillin Allergy for Healthcare Professionals documentation.

HQIC Webinar, November 4, 2021: Antibiotic Stewardship During A COVID Pandemic

This material was prepared by the IPRO NQIIC, a Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation 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 resources includes a recording and presentation slides from a November Webinar on Antibiotic Stewardship During the Covid Pandemic.

Antibiotic Stewardship (AS) is a national priority aimed at optimizing the use of antibiotics to effectively treat infections, protect patients from harms caused by unnecessary antibiotic use, and combat antibiotic resistance. Hospital AS Programs and teams have been challenged during the COVID pandemic to manage both viral and bacterial infections in patients for extended lengths of stay.

National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)Patient Safety Analysis Resource

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The NHSN application provides various options that allow NHSN users to analyze their surveillance data. The resources listed on the link above are intended to help you use the analysis tool, and interpret data analyzed from the Patient Safety Component of NHSN.

Implementing Antimicrobial Stewardship and C.difficile Prevention Toolkit

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
Quality Initiatives Department Health Care Associated
Infection Prevention Managers

Antibiotics represent the greatest risk factor for the development of CDI. While appropriate for treatment of many infectious diseases, antibiotics are often overused and misused. Antibiotics disturb normal bowel flora and place the patient at risk of acquiring Clostridioides difficile colonization and/or infection. Antibiotic Stewardship Programs (ASP) have been shown to be an integral part of a CDI reduction program.

The purpose of this toolkit is help facilities incorporate evidence-based research into their practices and measure their effectiveness. Process and outcome measures will be collected and trended.