Comprehensive HAI Prevention: Finding and Controlling the Sources of Resistant Bacterial Transmission in the Healthcare Setting
Meet the Speaker:
Enid K. Eck, RN, MPH
Regional Director, Infection Prevention and Control
Quality and Risk Management
Kaiser Permanente, California
IP Competency: Expert
Duration: 60 minutes Available through: 12/31/2014
The presentation will provide information on the comprehensive program that was implemented throughout Kaiser Permanente's 13 Southern California hospitals. The Program established unique partnerships, improved environmental sanitation, reduced transmission of HAI infections caused by environmental contamination. Successful implementation strategies, systematic changes, stakeholder engagement and reinforcement/redundancy components will be presented and illustrated throughout the presentation.
1. Identify key partnerships that should be in place to assure the safest environment for patients and healthcare workers
2. Describe successful practices that staff can implement to identify sources and prevent transmitting resistant bacteria including KPC, MRSA, VRE, C. difficile.
3. Describe mechanisms used to assure sustained success and ownership by frontline staff.
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Nursing contact hours: 1
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