A patient-centered approach to preventing CAUTI explained in Prevention Strategist

APIC has released four open access articles from the fall 2012 issue of Prevention Strategist: The feature article “Preventing CAUTI: A patient-centered approach” discusses initiatives to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), developing/using a catheter bundle, measuring national prevention progress, and more. 

“A new perspective,” features an infection preventionist’s personal family experience with healthcare-associated infections. 

“Top seven for the seven days of International Infection Prevention Week” (IIPW) provides tips for creating an infection prevention movement through IIPW. 

“The new NHSN Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Measure: What you need to know ” provides NHSN users with essential information about the new measure, starting in January 2013.

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Preventing CAUTI: A patient-centered approachOPEN ACCESS  
The infection prevention community must assure that ongoing CAUTI prevention programs are inclusive and effective.

By Marilyn Hanchett

Top seven things to remember about CAUTI NHSN reporting
By Connie Steed

The new VAE definition: A paradigm shift for infection preventionists 
The updated VAE definition is aimed at improving reliability, clinical credibility, and the data collection burden. 
By Linda R. Greene

Applying APIC’s new IP Competency Model to CAUTI and VAE prevention
By Michelle Farber, 2012 APIC President

IIPW: Shine a light, raise your voice, get involved
By Katrina Crist, APIC CEO

CBIC: Connecting the dots – Practical information for exam preparation
By Barbara Russell, CBIC 2012 President

Global Insight: Without reservations
An eight-day infection prevention training course in Egypt enlightened both the participants and the teachers. 
By Elizabeth Monsees

A new perspective – OPEN ACCESS 
An infection preventionist shares her family’s experience with healthcare-associated infections. 
By Brenda Helms

The new NHSN Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Measure: What you need to know OPEN ACCESS
By Elizabeth Kalayil, Megan C. Lindley, Anita Geevarughese, Patricia McClendon, Carmela Smith, and Faruque Ahmed

Implementation Science: Bedside battleground
Catheter utilization rates at a Kentucky Magnet hospital are dropping dramatically thanks to a nurse-driven Foley catheter removal protocol. 
By Mary Cresse

CIC profile: Lisa Rasimowicz
A board certified infection preventionist shares the personal and professional benefits of certification. 

Top seven for the seven days of International Infection Prevention Week – OPEN ACCESS
Create an infection prevention movement through IIPW.
By Janiene Torch Bohannon

Improving patient outcomes, one space at a time
An infection prevention and environmental services collaboration has dramatically reduced infections.  
By Michele Parisi 

Capitol Comments: Supreme Court surprises both sides in healthcare reform decision —Infection prevention provisions unchanged
By Lisa Tomlinson and Nancy Hailpern

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