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The new Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Toolkit for Preventing CLABSI and CAUTI in ICUs offers customizable tools and training resources to help your facility prevent dangerous infections. Its unique design gives users resources to assess current clinical and safety practices, implement a reduction plan, and overcome common cultural and technical challenges in reduction efforts.
The toolkit also includes a playbook that explains how to apply AHRQ’s proven Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) to prevent CLABSI and CAUTI by adjusting policies and daily procedures that take place in the ICU. The playbook is grounded in high reliability, systems thinking, and “Just Culture.”
The toolkit, developed with the assistance of physician and nursing subject matter experts, was front and center during the 2022 Critical Care Congress session, Reducing and Eliminating CLABSI and CAUTI: A New Toolkit to the Rescue. The session consisted of a panel discussion with William Miles, MD, FCCM; Patricia Posa, RN, BSN, MSA, CCRN-K, FAAN; and Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM.
These SCCM subject matter experts provided valuable guidance and practical bedside implementation tips on how best to prevent and reduce the incidence of CAUTI and CLABSI. SCCM collaborated with the AHRQ and the American Hospital Association Health Research Education Trust on site visits, coaching, and the toolkit. The experts coached sites and contributed to the development of learning materials to address barriers and facilitators.
ICU teams can access relevant toolkit content in three different ways based on their needs:
Posted: 4/18/2022 | 0 comments
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