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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...

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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%...

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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...

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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...

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Post-Operative Strategies for Reducing Surgical Site Infection after Cesarean Section

Shaw 2020 - A spike in C-section superficial surgical site infections (SSIs) at Maine General Medical Center was addressed with a focused postoperative infection reduction strategy implementation. Along with patient and staff education, Hibiclens was used for post- operative showering and wound...

Post-Operative Strategies for Reducing Surgical Site Infection After Cesarean Section.pdf


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Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility Collaboration Reduces Infections

Cathy Fischer, MSN, RN, CIC, and Jaime Drake, RN, CMSRN, American Nurse Today, September 2019: Faced with increasing patient readmissions for Surgical Site and MDRO infections, CarolinaEast Medical Center educated skilled nursing facilities on evidence- based infection prevention strategies in...


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Reduction of Hospital-Onset Methicillin Resistant Staphlococcus aureaus (MRSA) Bacteremia in an Acute Care Hospital. Impact of Bundles and Universal Decolonization

Adriana Jimenez, Kathleen Sposato, et al, ID Week 2019 Poster presentation : Jackson Health System was experiencing higher than expected HO MRSA bacteremia. In response, universal decolonization was implemented in 4 phases. Phase 1: AST and CHG wipes, contact precautions; Phase 2: AST,...

Reduction of Hospital-Onset Methicillin Resistant Staphlococcus aureaus (MRSA) Bacteremia in an Acute Care Hospital. Impact of Bundles and Universal Decolonization.pdf


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Partnering with Skilled Nursing Facilities - Your How-to Manual

Fischer, Drake 2019 - CarolinaEast Medical Center Infection Prevention (IP) partnered with the local Pruitt Health IP to reduce readmissions due to SSIs and multidrug resistant organisms. Among other strategies, Hibiclens daily bathing was implemented for all post-operative patients as well as...

Partnering with Skilled Nursing Facilities - Your “How-to” Manual .pdf


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Owned and Operated by Engaged Staff - How to Reach Zero

Buck, Fischer, 2019 - To address an increase in healthcare acquired infections, CarolinaEast Medical Center performed audits and identified specific bundle elements to target for increased compliance including Hibiclens daily patient bathing, foley catheter maintenance and central line dressing...

Owned and Operated by Engaged Staff - How to Reach Zero .pdf