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MRSA


Implementation

  • Effectiveness of bundled behavioural interventions to control healthcare-associated infections: a systematic review of the literature (article)
  • Raising the Bar with Bundles (article
  • Infection prevention and control competencies for hospital-based health care personnel (article)
  • What is MRSA and How Does It Impact Me? (booklet)
  • MRSA Fact Sheet
  • Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA):  Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers
  • Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA):  Information for the public (document)
  • Guide to the Elimination of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Transmission in Hospital Settings
  • Execution of Strategic Improvement Initiatives To Produce System-Level Results (booklet)
  • Infection Prevention and Control Competencies for Hospital Based Healthcare Workers (check list)
  • Healthcare-Associated MRSA (overview)
  • CDC information about MRSA for healthcare personnel. (document)

Risk Assessment

  • A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals (document)
  • Conducting a Hazard Risk Assessment (document)
  • Sample Infection Control Risk Assessment (spreadsheet)
  • Instructions for Using Sample Infection Control Risk Assessment (document)
  • Dispelling the Myths: The True Cost of Healthcare-Associated Infection (article)

Cleaning

  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Healthcare Facilities (booklet)
  • CDC: Guidelines for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities
  • Addressing Environmental Contamination (video)
  • Environmental Checklist
  • Measure Information: Compliance with Room Cleaning (document)

Isolation

  • Guidelines for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings
  • Management of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms In Healthcare Settings (document)
  • Sample Isolation Policy
  • Standard Precautions Sign
  • Contact Precautions Sign
  • Droplet Precautions Sign
  • Airborn Precautions Sign
  • Isolation Precaution Overview
  • Hand Hygiene Isolation Observation Tool

Hand Hygiene

  • IHI: Improving Hand Hygiene (document)
  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Guidelines for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Facilities (booklet)
  • WHO: Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Healthcare
  • Sample Hand Hygiene Policy
  • CDC: Hand Hygiene Interactive Educational Course
  • CDC: Patient Admission video
  • Measure Instructions for Hand Hygiene Compliance
  • Measure Information: Compliance with Room Cleaning
  • Measuring Hand Hygiene Adherance
  • Hand Hygiene Sign
  • Hand Hygiene Isolation Observation Tool

Antimicrobial

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Guidelines: Guidelines for Developing an Institutional Program to Enhance Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • CDC: 12 Steps for Hospitalized Adults
  • CDC: 12 Steps for Hospitalized Children
  • CDC: 12 Steps for Surgical Patients
  • CDC: 12 Steps for Dialysis Patients
  • CDC: 12 Steps for Long Term Care Patients
  • Specimen Collection: Guidelines for Best Practices
  • 2007 Antimicrobial Susceptibilities (%) - ICU Patients (document)
  • Principles for the Use of Antimicrobials:  2008
  • Evaluation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Outcomes

  • Getting Started Kit: Reduce Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infection How-to Guide
  • Sample Blood Culture Policy
  • Proper Collection of Blood Cultures (video)
  • Measure Information: MRSA Bloodstream Infections per 1000 Admissions
  • Measure Information: MRSA Bloodstream Infections per 1000 Patient Days