Implementation Science and Research
30/30 Education Session - 30 minutes
This session covers a proven, successful technique for substantive IPC in any facility: The Clean 4 You Promise Package. Launched in this case study facility as an all-encompassing reference tool which staff could reference for any questions regarding the best practice initiatives, it includes metric definitions and goals, best practice summaries, and links to support the initiatives, electronic medical record documentation guides regarding changes made, dashboard guides, visuals, scripting to ease barriers, an escalation process, and staff roles.
Participants will learn more about the collaborative team that help create the Clean 4 You Promise package, which included quality improvement specialists, IPs, clinical managers, environmental services, a clinical nurse specialist, a physician champion, and an executive champion. This team defined four best practice opportunities in preventing HAIs: daily linen changes, daily baths, proper hand hygiene, and quality testing for discharge room cleans. Implementing these initiatives has had an impact on reducing MRSA, CLABSIs, and C. diff.
In addition to defining the process metrics and goals that aligned with the best practice initiatives, the Clean 4 You Promise Package uses a dashboard to monitor progress and compliance data on a system, facility, unit, or patient level.
Staff may be able to understand best practices, and even attempt to follow newly implemented policies and procedures to prevent infections, but the key to sustainment is providing them with the proper tools and data to do the right thing. This session will show participants how to combine best practices with metrics and data to help reduce HAIs.