sábado, 21 de abril de 2012

CDC recognizes two states going the extra mile to protect patients

CDC - State-based HAI prevention - HAI

A recent report using data from CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) showed that 21 states experienced significant decreases in central line-associated bloodstream infections from 2009 – 2010.  As HAI reporting moves forward, it is increasingly important to validate, or double check, data to ensure that it is accurate.

Tennessee and Colorado are two states that have gone the extra mile to ensure the accuracy of infection data reported by their hospitals. The health departments in these states initiated validation projects that sought to uncover any discrepancies in infection surveillance that may lead to under- or over-reporting of infections. Team members from the health departments visited hospitals to review medical charts, speak with data collectors, and get feedback from infection preventionists. The states used the information gathered from these studies to improve reporting methods, staff training and overall data quality.

To learn more about these and other state HAI prevention stories, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/hai/state-based/success_stories.html

See what your state I doing to prevent healthcare-associated infections: http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/state-based/index.html

Success Stories

Public Health Practice Stories from the Field

Learn from others’ success in preventing healthcare-associated infections in their facilities

Preventing Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)

Tennessee Tennessee Adobe PDF file [PDF - 233 KB]
Getting the Numbers Right: Tennessee Confirms Success in Infection Reduction
Colorado Colorado Adobe PDF file [PDF - 152 KB]
Colorado Improves Accuracy of Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Numbers

Preventing Clostridium difficile Infections

Illinois Illinois Adobe PDF file [PDF - 450 KB]
Illinois Hospitals Collaborate to Reduce Clostridium difficile infections
Massachusetts Massachusetts Adobe PDF file [PDF - 444 KB]
Preventing C. difficile in Massachusetts Hospitals with a Mixed-Methods Learning Collaborative
New York New York Adobe PDF file [PDF - 573 KB]
New York Hospitals Team Up to Reduce Clostridium difficile Infections

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