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




Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM


Clinical Operations and Quality



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:

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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