Preventing Hospital InfectionsPreventing Hospital Infections
Nearly 722,000 healthcare-associated infections (HAI) occur in U.S. hospitals each year, and some 75,000 patients die as a result. Such infections are highly preventable, particularly through the adoption and implementation of evidence-based methods for reducing patient infection at the point of care. In cases where hospitals fall short of their goals for improving infection prevention, their failures are often rooted in a low rate of staff adherence to the new prevention policies.

Preventing Hospital Infections is an easy-to-read, user-friendly publication that:
  • Focuses on the adaptive aspect of quality initiatives--including staff acceptance of changes--rather than merely focusing on the technical aspects
  • Uses an anecdotal, conversational approach geared to a model hospital, making it easy for readers to understand and apply the solutions provided
  • Draws upon the extensive personal experiences and research of its clinical authors for examples and practical solutions
  • Includes a questionnaire to help users pinpoint individual problems, plus a link to a web site offering advice tailored to their specific circumstances for hospitals having trouble with staff adherence to a quality initiative

Authors: Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH; Sarah Krein, PhD, RN; Robert W. Stock
Publisher: APIC
Date of Publication: 2014
ISBN: 9780199398836
Format: Print (paperback)

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