- Dicuccio M.H.
Maintaining patient safety related to HCAI
Compliance with policies and clinical practice guidelines
Performance-monitoring and indicators
Leadership and leaders
- Ottum A.
- Sethi A.K.
- Jacobs E.
- Zerbel S.
- Gaines M.E.
- Safdar N.
Involving patients in healthcare-associated infection reduction initiatives
Communication, social media, and technology
- Castro-Sánchez E.
- Charani E.
- Moore L.S.P.
- Gharbi M.
- Holmes A.H.
New perspectives on key organizational elements for effective infection prevention programmes
- Stone S.P.
- Fuller C.
- Savage J.
- et al.
- 1.Infection prevention and control programme in place at the hospital, appropriately staffed and supported.
- 2.Ideal ward occupancy, staffing, workload, and use of agency and pool staff.
- 3.Availability and easy access to materials, equipment, and optimum ergonomics.
- 4.Appropriate use of guidelines, with practical education and training.
- 5.Involvement of frontline staff in education and training, with an emphasis on team and task orientation.
- 6.Auditing organized and standardized with timely feedback.
- 7.Participating in prospective surveillance and offering active feedback, preferably as part of a network.
- 8.Implementation of quality improvement programmes responds to local condition and is supported by a multimodal and multidisciplinary strategy.
- 9.‘Champions’ are engaged and actively participate in the promotion of intervention strategies.
- 10.Open working relationships and communication across staff groups drive a positive organizational culture.
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