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A Multidisciplinary Approach Leads to a Significant Reduction in Hospital Acquired Infections

Author: Kathy DiBenedetto, MSN RN CIC, Jeannine Sesack, BS, MT(ASCP) CIC Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center focused on CAUTI prevention strategies. EBP interventions included a nurse driven protocol for urinary catheters, soap and water peri care, expanding Hibiclens patient bathing...

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Model for Enhancement, Advancement and Improvement used to Lower HAIs

Author: Kiacie Farmer, BSN, RN, MHA, HACP | Chief Nursing Officer and Toi Grimm, RN Director of Quality Management. In a major effort to lower CLABSI and CAUTI rates, Cornerstone Specialty Hospital replaced daily soap and water bathing with Hibiclens skin cleansing. Implementing bathing...

Model for Enhancement, Advancement and Improvement used to Lower HAIs.pdf


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Bathe the Patient, Get Rid of the Gown

Author: Troy Cutler, RN, CIC Maine General Medical Center implemented universal decolonization using Hibiclens skin cleanser to standardize the bathing process, decrease routine contact precautions costs, and free staff time for direct patient care. Hospital spend for gowns lowered 49.9%...

Bathe the Patient, Get Rid of the Gown.pdf



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Surviving a Surgical Glove Change

Author: LuAnn M. Landis, BSN RN CNOR Baycare Health System sought to standardize and consolidate surgical gloves throughout the 15-hospital system. A quality v. cost analysis resulted in a Value Analysis Committee decision to partner with Molnlycke Biogel as the sole surgical glove provider....

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Study First: Driving the Case for Improving Hospital Wound Care

Tyson 2019 This Quality improvement Project demonstrated effective exudate absorption with decreased dressing change frequency and no peri-wound maceration. This undisturbed wound healing provided dressing cost savings, nursing labor savings, and improved healing duration outcomes. ...

MHC-2019-37867 Tyson QIP SAWC 2019_FINAL.pdf


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A Pressure Injury Risk Reduction Strategy for the Outpatient Surgery Center

Kimsey III, 2020 Translation of a pressure injury prevention bundle from the inpatient peri-operative area to the unique environment of the Outpatient Surgery Department. #Evidence #Pressure-Injury-Prevention #Sacral ​ #Heel ​ #Reduce-Treatment-Costs ​ #Perioperative ​​​ ​​​​

KimseyIII 2020 PIP OutPt Surgery Center_MHC-2020-78442.pdf


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Working together, The Power of Teamwork in Preventing C-section SSI’s

Wood/Connelly, 2020 Tuscon Medical Center developed an SSI Reduction Pathway incorporating both current and newly implemented strategies to address SSIs in their C-section patient population. Among additions were Hibiclens ® pre-operative showering, standardized wound care instructions, and...

Working together, The Power of Teamwork in Preventing C-section SSI’s.pdf


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Coordinating the Spectrum of Care for Surgical Patient Safety

Kanne, Balagna AORN 2020 Mercy Hospital noted an opportunity with total hip and knee arthroplasty as well as spinal fusion infection rates. Several elements were added to the current strategies bundle including Hibiclens ® bathing prior to surgery. To gain compliance with infection...

Coordinating the Spectrum of Care for Surgical Patient Safety.pdf


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Bacterial migration through punctured surgical gloves under real surgical conditions, Nils-Olaf Hübner, et al, BMC Infectious Diseases 2010

Ernst-Moritz- Arndt University in Germany examined 194 Biogel surgical gloves during 20 consecutive elective and emergency surgical laparotomies to determine micro-perforations and bacterial migration. Team members double gloved using a colored indicator system. Bacterial migration was...