Resource Library: Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)

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.

General Materials

Collaborative Healthcare-Associated Infection Network (CHAIN) Prevention Roadmap / HAI Multistate Point Prevalence Survey / Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) CAUTI Guidelines 2009National Action Plan HAI Executive Summary

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Antibiotic Stewardship Change Package / Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)

Appropriate Catheter Indications / Bladder Scan Policy and ChecklistCatheter Care Pocket CardCAUTI Auditing Guidelines / CAUTI Baseline Prevention Assessment Tool / Catheter Maintenance / HICPAC Categorization Formula / Indication of Catheter Use / Partnering to Heal – Training ProgramQuality Improvement – Indwelling Urinary Catheter Removal   / Risk Benefits of Catheter Management / Streamlined Evidence-Based RN Tool / Tracking Device Utilization Ratios / Urinary (Foley) Catheter Audit FromUrinary Catheter Maintenance / What Patients & Families-Caregivers Need to Know

Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)

CLABSI Change Package / CDC Intravenous Catheter-Related Infections Guidelines 2011 / Central Line Insertion Indicators for CVC / Minimize CLABSI Risk

Clostridium difficile (C. Diff / CDI)

CDI Process Outcome Reporting Tool / CDI Infection Toolkit / Prevent CDI in Acute Care Hospitals

Hand Hygiene

CHAIN Hand Hygiene Observation Tool / Measuring Hand Hygiene Adherence / WHO Hand Hygiene Assessment Tool

Program Infrastructure

Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program: Engage the Senior ExecutiveImplementing Nurse-Driven ProtocolsStrategies for Physician Engagement / Strategies for Nurse Engagement

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAE)

5 Components of Care / VAE Plan Do Study Act Cycle AssessmentVAE Bundle Checklist & Daily Assessment ToolsVAE Tips & Tricks / VAE Data Collection Worksheet / VAE Reporting Instructions – CDC Guidelines