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Healthcare-Associated Infection Podcast

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a podcast series as part of its Healthcare-Associated Infection Program.

In this series of podcasts, senior leaders from the field are interviewed about their efforts to reduce the rate of central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in hospital intensive care units with elevated rates of these infections.

Podcast 1: Why Senior Leadership Engagement Matters (Transcript)
Podcast 2: What Does It Mean to Be Engaged? (Transcript)
Podcast 3: Implementing Strategies and Tools (Transcript)

ICU: CLABSI/CAUTI Boot Camp

Register today for ICU: CLABSI/CAUTI Boot Camp, which will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are among the most common preventable causes of mortality in the United States, affecting one out of every 25 hospitalized patients. They are a significant cause of illness, death and excess cost in all healthcare settings. Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are common types of healthcare-associated infection.

This afternoon session will review clinical interventions to reduce CLABSI and CAUTI in the intensive care unit (ICU), present strategies for organizational change and discuss ICUs that have successfully implemented quality improvement programs.

The ICU: CLABSI/CAUTI Boot Camp will be held before the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 45th Critical Care Congress on February 20, 2016, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando, Florida, USA. Register online by February 1, 2016, to secure your seat.

Complimentary registration is made possible by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).