AHRQ toolkit for hospital-acquired infections in long-term care – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

AHRQ toolkit for hospital-acquired infections in long-term care – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

The updated AHRQ Toolkit To Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) and Other Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) in Long-Term Care Facilities is designed to help long-term care providers improve practices that prevent these infections. The toolkit includes instructional materials and resources on infection prevention best practices, including foundational infection prevention strategies, CAUTI prevention and antibiotic stewardship. … Continue reading

Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Tool for Long-Term Care – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections that patients acquire during the course of receiving treatment for other conditions within a healthcare setting. It is estimated that the rates of HAIs in personal care homes range from 1.8 to 13.5 per 1,000 patient care days. Such infections can significantly  increase overhead costs to an organization1. The risk … Continue reading

Prevention and control of infection in care homes – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

The Health Protection Agency of the UK has created a Prevention and Control of Infection in Care Homes Best Practice Guidelines summary for staff, which outlines in a clear graphical format different aspects of infection prevention and control relevant to staff working in long-term care. The “Chain of Infection” cyclical graphic provides an overview of … Continue reading