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.

NATIONAL HEALTHCARE SAFETY NETWORK (NHSN):How to Use the Patient Impact and Hospital Capacity Module

National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion and the CDC

As part of CDC’s ongoing COVID-19 response, a new Patient Impact Module has been created in NHSN to help facilities track and monitor the number of cases reported in their facilities daily. The new module collects summary data which can be viewed in a table form without generating new analysis datasets. In addition, the summary data can be exported to excel/CSV for additional analysis outside the application. The data collected using this module will be informative and provide situational awareness at both state and national levels.

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.

Pressure Injury Prevention and Treatment in the Acute Care Setting (6 Modules)

Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP)

  1. Overview: Pressure Injury Prevention and Treatment in the Acute Care Setting
  2. Overview: Pressure Injury Prevention and Treatment in the Acute Care Setting: It Takes a Village
  3. Overview: Pressure Injury Prevention and Treatment in the Acute Care Setting: Prevention of Pressure Injuries
  4. Overview: Pressure Injury Prevention and Treatment in the Acute Care Setting: Treatment of Pressure Injuries
  5. Overview: Pressure Injury Prevention and Treatment in the Acute Care Setting: Measuring Performance
  6. Overview: Pressure Injury Prevention and Treatment in the Acute Care Setting: Process Improvement

Note: In 2019, a full set of Clinical Practice Guidelines were developed, by the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guidelines, The International Guideline and can be purchased for a fee. In addition, a Quick Reference Guide (QRG), which provides a summary of the recommended guidelines can be downloaded for no charge.

Please refer to the most updated guidelines for clinical practice.

Citation: European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Quick Reference Guide. Emily Haesler (Ed.). EPUAP/NPIAP/PPPIA: 2019.

Interactive Training Series: CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This interactive, web-based training features self-paced learning, case-based content, knowledge checks, and integrated resources to help healthcare providers gain a deeper understanding of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. Find tips on implementing the Guideline in primary care practice and overcoming challenges. Earn free CE.

VTE & VTE/COVID-19 Resources

North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF)

The North American Thrombosis Forum is dedicated to saving lives through education and prevention. A major part of this is helping healthcare professionals stay up-to-date on the latest research in the rapidly changing field of thrombosis. Through educational events and informative articles geared specifically towards clinicians, NATF provides clinicians with the information they need to best treat their patients. Topics covered include thrombosis, stroke prevention, atrial fibrillation, diabetes, cardiovascular-related illnesses, and more. Check back regularly for important updates on everything from the development of new medications, to the release of novel research.

NDNQI Pressure Injury Training v 8.0

Press Ganey/National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI)

  1. Module 1: Pressure Injury Staging
  2. Module 2: Other Wound Types and Skin Injuries
  3. Module 3: Pressure Injury Survey Guide
  4. Module 4: Community vs. Hospital/Unit-Acquired Pressure Injuries
  • The links are available for anyone who is interested in Pressure Injury education.
  • The courses are available through the links. They are not available for download.
  • No CE credits are available for the public modules.

National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN); Patient Safety Component Manual

CDC, National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

The Patient Safety Component includes five modules that focus on events associated with medical devices, surgical procedures, antimicrobial agents used during healthcare, multidrug resistant organisms, and Coronavirus Infectious Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Infection Prevention 101 for Public Spaces

Ohio State University College of Education

Infection Prevention 101 for Public Spaces educates participants on how infections are spread through public spaces and provides knowledge on how to clean and disinfect to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in public spaces.

Following successful completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  1. Understand how infections are spread in public spaces. 
  2. Describe how cleaning and disinfection can prevent the spread of infectious diseases. 
  3. Identify and use effective cleaning and disinfection practices to prevent infections. 
  4. Develop and improve a cleaning and sanitation plan for your employer to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.