2023 Together - P457 - Systemwide HAI Reduction: One Size Does Not Fit All - On Demand
Staying at the forefront of medicine, innovation and research are the key drivers of success for many academic medical centers. Lessons learned from such institutions are routinely applied to community hospitals. However, one cannot adapt the practices of medical center to a community-based center and expect similar outcomes without some adjustments. While the concepts of hospital-associated infection (HAI) prevention may be the same for all, the implementation of interventions can vary depending on the care setting. UChicago Medicine understood the needs of the community hospital in their health system when it came to HAI prevention and aligned and pivoted as necessary.
- Healthcare Quality Professionals
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Other Healthcare Professionals
Identify the various ways in which a Clostridioides difficile screening process can be applied at your institution.
List at least two processes that can be implemented to decrease central line-associated bloodstream infection rates.
Describe the roles involved in the project that enabled success.
Carisa Anderson, DrPH, CIC, Senior Infection Preventionist, UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Harvey, Ill.
Rebecca Fischer, BSN, RN, Patient Care Manager, Critical Care and Dialysis, UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Harvey, Ill.
Amanda M. Brown MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, CIC, Infection Preventionist Lead, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.
Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)
This activity was planned by, and for, the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 ANCC contacts hours.
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 contact hours for Pharmacists.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-23-250-H04-P
Pharmacy Technicians (CPE)
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 contact hours for pharmacy technicians.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-23-250-H04-T
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Healthcare Quality Professionals (CPHQ)
This activity is approved by NAHQ® for 0.50 CPHQ CE credits.
Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)
Vizient, Inc. will award a maximum of 0.50 contact hours to all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity. These individuals will receive a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.
Many state licensing boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.
- 0.50 ACPE Pharmacist
- 0.50 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
- 0.50 General CE – Attendance
- 0.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)