DCHA has teamed up with the District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH), Metro District of Columbia Chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Prevention (APIC) and Delmarva Foundation to create a Healthcare-association infection (HAI) resource library. The resource library features key industry reports, guidelines and standards; evidence-based best practices; and comprehensive tools from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), The Joint Commission and World Health Organization (WHO). Designed as a one-stop-shop, hospital infection prevention and control teams can access resources to identify strategies that enhance HAI reduction initiatives driving overall process improvements in quality and patient safety operations.
Collaborative Healthcare-Associated Infection Network (CHAIN) Prevention Roadmap / HAI Multistate Point Prevalence Survey / Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) CAUTI Guidelines 2009 / National Action Plan HAI Executive Summary
Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)
Appropriate Catheter Indications / Bladder Scan Policy and Checklist / Catheter Care Pocket Card / CAUTI Auditing Guidelines / CAUTI Baseline Prevention Assessment Tool / Catheter Maintenance / HICPAC Categorization Formula / Indication of Catheter Use / Partnering to Heal – Training Program / Quality Improvement – Indwelling Urinary Catheter Removal / Risk Benefits of Catheter Management / Streamlined Evidence-Based RN Tool / Tracking Device Utilization Ratios / Urinary (Foley) Catheter Audit From / Urinary Catheter Maintenance / What Patients & Families-Caregivers Need to Know
Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)
Clostridium difficile (C. Diff / CDI)
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAE)
5 Components of Care / VAE Plan Do Study Act Cycle Assessment / VAE Bundle Checklist & Daily Assessment Tools / VAE Tips & Tricks / VAE Data Collection Worksheet / VAE Reporting Instructions – CDC Guidelines