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Hand Hygiene Guidelines
The WHO 2009 Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in healthcare provides healthcare workers with a review of data regarding hand washing and hand antisepsis in healthcare settings. It also provides specific recommendations to promote improved hand hygiene practices and reduce transmission of pathogenic microorganisms to patients and personnel in healthcare settings.
CDC’s Hand Hygiene Website
This site is dedicated to hand hygiene in healthcare settings. It provides healthcare workers and patients with a variety of resources including guidelines for providers, patient empowerment materials, the latest technological advances in hand hygiene adherence measurement, and links to promotional and educational tools.
The Impact of Sterilizing Surgical Instruments
New Jersey is setting a safety standard—requiring certification of central processing department technicians, and New Jersey is the only state in the country with this mandate. To appreciate the value of New Jersey’s efforts, watch the video about the impact of the cleaning and sterilization of surgical instruments presented by NBC’s Today Show.
APIC’s Guide to Infection Prevention in EMS
The Guide to Infection Prevention in Emergency Medical Services is designed to help EMS system responders apply current scientific knowledge and best practices to improve targeted outcomes and enhance patient safety. The guide is available as a free online download.
New CDI Guidelines
The new edition of the Guide to Preventing Clostridium difficile Infections has been revised and is now available as a free download. It features up-to-date research and guidance on the prevention and treatment of CDI, and incorporates current regulations. Included are an overview of CDI, considerations for specific patient populations, and more.
Clostridium difficile Education
APIC’s Clostridium difficile Educational and Consensus Conference is available for purchase. It includes eight hours of Clostridium difficile education with topics covering the changing epidemiology of C. diff., detection, environmental cleaning, and antibiotic stewardship. Purchases include presentations in webinar format with audio synced with slides.
Physical Restraints Do Not Equal Safety
Display this poster in your nursing home to assist you with staff education in support of quality improvement. Present a brief educational session with all staff to review the poster’s messages and emphasize its “facts.”
2013 PQRS Claims-Based Reporting Method
2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Claims-Based Reporting Method.
Medicare Preventive Services G-Code Quick Reference Guide
Medicare Preventive Services G-Code Quick Reference Guide. Includes CPT codes, ICD-9 codes, and the 2013 billable amount.
Getting Started: Your Roadmap to Forming a Patient Centered Care Team
What to expect when working with HQSI, creating and maintaining a Patient Centered Care Team, and useful websites and resources.
Antipsychotic Monitoring Tool User Manual
The antipsychotic monitoring tool is a workbook (similar to Microsoft Excel) housed online on Google Drive. Each workbook pertains to a single facility which will remain blinded (for example, facilities may be named “Facility A,” “Facility B,” and so on).