HAIs remain a leading cause of patient harm in hospitals and experts agree that these events are preventable. To help combat these devastating harms, HSAG HQIC has worked with partners across the country to develop resources that focus on CDI, MRSA blood infections, CLABSI, CAUTI, VAE, and SSI.1
Many of these resources use the CDC Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) Strategy for HAI prevention. The TAP Strategy is an innovative approach that facilities can use to leverage the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) to explore their HAI cases. The first step in the process is to use data to target specific departments with the most opportunity for improvement.
The next step in the process is to assess the opportunities that could be contributing to increased incidence of HAI. HSAG HQIC has tools and resources that will help facilities explore these opportunities, and our experts will provide actionable insights on steps that can be taken to correct identified areas of concern.
The final component is to implement proven prevention strategies in the targeted areas to reduce the incidence of HAI. To learn more about the TAP Strategy and how to reduce HAIs within your facility, please see The Flash Resources section below, or reach out to your Quality Advisor.