Addressing Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HACs) after COVID-19 – Part 2

Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HACs) have risen in frequency since the outbreak of COVID-19 after years when rates were falling. This series examines the reasons and steps we can take to reduce these infections. On this episode, we focus on central line-associated bloodstream infections, or CLABSIs.

 

Guest speaker:

Richard Beaver, B.S. Chem, MBB, CPHQ

Senior Consulting Director

Vizient

 

Moderator:

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Principal

Clinical Operations and Quality

Vizient

 

Show Notes:

[00:31] Effect of placement on line management

[04:12] Impact of shaving

[06:18] Actions for preventing CLABSIs

[08:23] Engaging physicians and nurses – not dictating to them

 

Links | Resources:

Rick Beaver’s contact email: richard.beaver@vizientinc.com

CMS Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) fact sheet Click here

CMS Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) reduction program Click here

Information on Vizient’s Clinical Data Base (CDB) Click here

AHRQ tools to reduce HACs Click here

 

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