Long-Term Care: Infection Prevention

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Long-Term Care Opportunity to Reduce Infections!  

Missouri nursing homes are invited to join a national collaborative to improve the safety culture and reduce infections in long-term care facilities!   “This collaborative is being led locally through a partnership between the Center for Patient Safety and the Missouri Hospital Association.”

Interested in participating?

Click on the resources below for information about the project and sign up to participate by completing the AHRQ Safety Program for Long-Term Care: CAUTI Online Registration Form.

Why is this project important?

  • Infection prevention is the most frequently cited deficiency in LTC nationally (F441), cited in 47% of Missouri nursing homes
  • Infection prevention improves resident outcomes and resident, family and staff satisfaction
  • Research reveals Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) can be prevented!
  • 5-10% of residents nationally have urinary catheters, 12% of new admissions from acute care facilities to LTC have urinary catheters
  • CAUTIs cost $765,000-$2.8 million/year

How will my facility and residents benefit from participation in the project?

  • Be part of a national project with access to national clinical faculty, resources and support at no cost
  • Obtain resources to assess and improve your facility’s safety culture, including a baseline and follow-up report on your facility’s safety culture
  • Easy access to resources and learning on implementing the CAUTI bundle (cath removal, aseptic insertion, training on cath care, incontinence care planning)
  • Training and coaching on implementing culture and clinical improvement through a team approach
  • Obtain national comparative data on CAUTI use and rates

What will my facility be expected to do as part of the project?

  • Develop a project team
  • Participate on monthly coaching calls
  • Hold monthly facility team meetings
  • Attend 3 in-person meetings at a central location in Missouri with national faculty
  • Provide general demographic information about your facility
  • Collect the # of residents and # of catheters inserted (daily) and CAUTI rates (weekly); enter this data into a centralized data system (weekly)
  • Gain knowledge and skills to improve infection prevention at your facility

What is the timeline for the project:

  • The project runs from July 2014 through November 2015
  • Data collection occurs from November 2014 through November 2015

How do I sign up for the project?

Additional Information:
National News Release
Project Flyer
Facility Team Lead Expectations

Center for Patient Safety – Kathy Wire, [email protected]
Missouri Hospital Association – Jessica Rowden, [email protected]


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