Posted on June 23, 2017
The MHA Keystone Center held a Hospital-acquired Infections (HAI) Regional Learning Session June 21 at Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids. The one-day, interactive event provided attendees with in-depth information about HAIs, including catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), central-line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and clostridium difficile (CDI/CDIFF).
More than 10 Michigan hospitals and healthcare systems sent infection preventionists, nurses and epidemiologists to learn effective strategies to engage leadership, patients and staff in HAI prevention and management. Attendees learned about the most up-to-date, best practices in CAUTI, CLABSI and CDI; engaged in discussions about techniques; shared success stories; and expressed areas of opportunity within their organizations.
Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN, national clinical expert and consultant, spoke on patient harm and facilitated a group activity that involved topic-specific gap analyses to identify improvement opportunities within member hospitals and the creation of 30- and 60-day action plans.
HAI Regional Sessions are held for MHA Keystone Center member hospitals on a continual basis throughout the year. The next HAI Regional Learning Session will held be Aug. 29. For more information, contact the MHA Keystone Center.
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