Thursday, August 3, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT.
Summary from 8/3 Pacing Event: “Infection Prevention in Rural and Critical Access Hospitals”
This week’s Pacing Event explored infection prevention in rural and critical access hospitals by focusing on the challenges and barriers these hospitals face and strategies for success. The session addressed issues around measurement, staff resources, and staff education as they relate to the work to reduce hospital acquired infections. In addition, we explored collaborations across organizations to enhance the work of these hospitals. The session featured a broad set of perspectives, including those from:
- Karla Weng, MPH, CPHQ, from Stratis Health, who discussed challenges and strategies for overcoming them around implementing quality improvement efforts in critical access hospitals;
- Sarah Krein, PhD, RN, from the Veterans Administration Ann Arbor Center for Clinical Management Research and the University of Michigan, who discussed factors that rural hospitals face in implementing initiatives around hospital-acquired infections; and
- Tania Daniels, PT, MBA, from the Minnesota Hospital Association HIIN, who discussed the HIIN’s strategies for engaging rural and critical access hospitals in infection prevention efforts, and examples of their results.
To view and download slides from this Pacing Event, click here.
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