Infection Prevention, EVS, and Nursing partner to reduce HAI infection rates

July 11, 2017

I enjoyed reading this wonderful success story describing LifePoint Health‘s journey to significantly reduce its C. Diff and MDRO HAI infection rates.

Some lessons from the article:
* Standardized cleaning tasks and inspection checks are paramount
* Education is more than just training; EVS staff must understand why cleaning per protocol matters
* A true partnership among Infection Prevention, EVS, and Nursing departments is required
* There is no silver bullet to HAI infection reduction
* True reduction efforts take years to create meaningful, sustainable changes

Where are you on your journey?

Link to the Infection Control Today article here.