Infection Prevention


Prevention of facility-acquired infection is essential in all environments of care. Read and learn the evidence supporting best practice in infection prevention, and support your team in elevating their knowledge by prescribing the courses on infection prevention.

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Perspectives on Prevention: Surgical Site Infections: Target Zero! – CNE 1.3 Contact Hour(s)

This course discusses surgical site infections; risk factors for their development that are related to the patient, the surgery and the hospital environment and best practice interventions in pre, intra and post-operative periods.

Featured Infection Prevention Webinar:

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The Horizontal Approach to Infection Prevention

A horizontal approach to infection prevention may be the best strategy for facilities to decrease the bioburden of microorganisms on the patient, the environment, and the hands of healthcare workers. In this webinar, learn more about vertical and horizontal strategies and the advantages/disadvantages with both.

Featured Infection Prevention Evidence:

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Utilizing a Business Case to Link Reduction in Infections to Reduction in Costs

Lavalette, Steves, 2019

Following an increase in Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) in the Oncology unit, St. Joseph Health Hospital presented a business case to leadership demonstrating a significant Return on Investment (ROI) to expand Hibiclens patient bathing beyond ICU and post- surgical patients to all patients house-wide. Results included a CLABSI reduction of 65% and other HAI decreases from 28%-100% resulting in a $514,739 cost avoidance. .

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