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Each year, APIC sponsors International Infection Prevention Week to highlight the importance of infection prevention in improving patient safety.

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International Infection Prevention Week, Oct. 18-24, raises awareness of patient and family engagement, hand hygiene in infection prevention and patient safety

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Recognizing its importance, many member hospitals have taken steps to improve hand hygiene among their staff, including by launching handwashing campaigns or by adopting tools to track compliance.

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MetroHealth's team-based Wash-In, Wash-Out program boosts hand hygiene compliance among staff and reduces hospital-acquired infections.

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Studies in the February 2014 issue of the American Journal of Infection Control discuss the state of infection prevention in U.S. hospitals and health care workers’ hand hygiene compliance.

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Participants shared successes and barriers and developed a plan for sustainability

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This is HHLN installment #6 of 6 During this webinar, HHLN participants: identified best methodology for sharing successes with other safety net hospitals developed appropriate next steps for success    

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Participants discussed their observations and obtained TST training for data entry

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Participants discussed Just in Time Coaches, received additional TST training, and identified pilot units

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Topics included: team introductions, pre-work, the HHLN plan, and the TST tool

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The Cleveland hospital achieved notable reductions in hospital-acquired infections through a program that deployed four teams to manage drivers of hand hygiene compliance.

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.