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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150989
Type:
Presentation
Title:
MRSA Prevention through Organization-Wide Culture Change
Abstract:
MRSA Prevention through Organization-Wide Culture Change
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Gray-Becknell, Thelma G., MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affair Medical Center
Title:Chief Nursing Executive
Co-Authors:Beula Hadrick, MSN, RN; Tammy Welcome, MSN; Gwendolyn Lindsey, ; Frances I. P. Abraham, Dr, PH, RN, CIC
[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Methods: With full support from leadership an aggressive MRSA prevention initiative was develop in a magnet facility to include: Hiring an MRSA Prevention Coordinator. Patient and family educational materials provided to all patients. An 11- minute video on infection prevention available for everyone to view on the patient education channel. Chief Nursing Officer as MRSA executive champion. Collaborate with the Environment Services, Supply and Purchasing Department, Laboratory and Physical Therapy. Aggressive nursing education campaign to make nasal swab culture competency a part of the annual competency and awareness of the MRSA BUNDLE. Developed a positive deviance culture. Facility-wide kick-off was done to increase awareness of MRSA prevention. Phased nursing unit implementation strategy was developed. MRSA unit champions held regular team meeting to discuss obstacles, solutions and celebrate successes. Track and trend process and outcome measures. Results: Four months of zero healthcare acquired MRSA infection was noted in all three intensive care units (36 beds). There was a decrease of MRSA positive cultures from a mean of 30 (2005-2008) to a mean of 21 in 2007-2008. There was also a decrease in clostridium difficile cases and MRSA. The institution was recognized by the Joint Commission Resources Quality Safety Network- MEDVAMC case study and training resources for the July 24, 2008 video: "Infection Control: Prevention through Good Practice". The Community Living Centers are currently in full force implementation of the MRSA prevention initiative. Conclusion: MRSA is everyone's business! It takes a collaborative effort and smart direction from sincere leaders and committed staff to make this initiative a best practice.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMRSA Prevention through Organization-Wide Culture Changeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150989-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">MRSA Prevention through Organization-Wide Culture Change</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gray-Becknell, Thelma G., MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affair Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Chief Nursing Executive</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Thelma.Gray-Becknell@va.gov</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Beula Hadrick, MSN, RN; Tammy Welcome, MSN; Gwendolyn Lindsey, ; Frances I. P. Abraham, Dr, PH, RN, CIC</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Methods: With full support from leadership an aggressive MRSA prevention initiative was develop in a magnet facility to include: Hiring an MRSA Prevention Coordinator. Patient and family educational materials provided to all patients. An 11- minute video on infection prevention available for everyone to view on the patient education channel. Chief Nursing Officer as MRSA executive champion. Collaborate with the Environment Services, Supply and Purchasing Department, Laboratory and Physical Therapy. Aggressive nursing education campaign to make nasal swab culture competency a part of the annual competency and awareness of the MRSA BUNDLE. Developed a positive deviance culture. Facility-wide kick-off was done to increase awareness of MRSA prevention. Phased nursing unit implementation strategy was developed. MRSA unit champions held regular team meeting to discuss obstacles, solutions and celebrate successes. Track and trend process and outcome measures. Results: Four months of zero healthcare acquired MRSA infection was noted in all three intensive care units (36 beds). There was a decrease of MRSA positive cultures from a mean of 30 (2005-2008) to a mean of 21 in 2007-2008. There was also a decrease in clostridium difficile cases and MRSA. The institution was recognized by the Joint Commission Resources Quality Safety Network- MEDVAMC case study and training resources for the July 24, 2008 video: &quot;Infection Control: Prevention through Good Practice&quot;. The Community Living Centers are currently in full force implementation of the MRSA prevention initiative. Conclusion: MRSA is everyone's business! It takes a collaborative effort and smart direction from sincere leaders and committed staff to make this initiative a best practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:48:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:48:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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