Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement
30/30 Education Session - 30 minutes
This session will discuss the journey toward zero infections that was undertaken by a large healthcare system. In this session, participants will learn how to implement a program known as a “monthly bundle blitz” as a proactive approach to prevent infections.
The monthly bundle blitz includes three components:
• an education tool that is distributed to leaders and staff,
• an audit tool on a specific topic, and
• data analysis reporting of the findings.
Specific elements of the program will be discussed, and participants will learn how different area of IPC is addressed each month, including the prevention of CLABSIs, CAUTIs, SSIs, as well as hand hygiene, standard and transmission-based precautions. Participants will also learn the program techniques for specific gap analysis to idea key areas for process improvement.
Over the one-year intervention period, there was a 16% reduction of CLABSI, 13% reduction in CAUTIs, 7% decrease in SSIs, 14% decrease in C. diff infections and 6% decrease in MRSA bacteremia. This program has been highlighted as best practice by The Joint Commission and has emphasized the importance of IPC within one of the country’s largest non-profit healthcare organizations.