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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157157
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improving Infection Control Practices of Nurses on a Telemetry Unit
Author(s):
Perkins, Allison; Wayne, Bonnie; Hopes, Princess; Corn, Kristin; Kim, Ann
Author Details:
Allison Perkins, San Diego VA Medicial Center, San Diego, California, USA, email: allison.perkins@va.gov; Bonnie Wayne; Princess Hopes; Kristin Corn; Ann Kim
Abstract:
PURPOSE: Reducing hospital acquired infections has been a high priority within many health care facilities during the last several years, as well as a National Patient Safety Goal. Growing healthcare and public concern regarding hospital-acquired MRSA infections led to a staff-nurse initiative to improve adherence to best practices in infection control on the telemetry unit. Description The committee began their project by evaluating staff knowledge of infection control, nurse perceptions of their own infection control practices, and observations of nurses working with patients on isolation precautions. Based on initial data, this committee implemented the following to improve practice: 1. Educated 100% of staff on infection control best practice 2. Created an infection control bulletin board for staff to utilize as a quick resource 3. Designed one page educational handouts for patients on isolation 4. Initiated the "Take 3 at 3" campaign, a staff driven cleaning and disinfection program performed twice daily of vector sources such as computers, door knobs, and telephones 5. Implemented the "Caught Being Good" program to recognize and reward staff who adhere consistently to infection control best practices. 6. Performed monthly staff observation audits to monitor staff compliance EVALUATION: Audit results from the last six months, demonstrate an overall improvement with best practices from 20% to 88% compliance. MRSA acquisitions on the telemetry unit during this timeframe decreased from 9% to less than 2%. The group will continue to monitor the unit's compliance, and will now expand their educational in-services to include providers and ancillary staff, who have been noted in the literature to be important vectors. The creation of an infection control best practice program has allowed this unit to improve their practice, decrease the percentage of unit acquired infections and improve the quality of care they provide to the patients.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
26-Oct-2011
Citation:
2009 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(3), e1-e17.
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition
Conference Host:
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Conference Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImproving Infection Control Practices of Nurses on a Telemetry Uniten_GB
dc.contributor.authorPerkins, Allisonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWayne, Bonnieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHopes, Princessen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCorn, Kristinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKim, Annen_GB
dc.author.detailsAllison Perkins, San Diego VA Medicial Center, San Diego, California, USA, email: allison.perkins@va.gov; Bonnie Wayne; Princess Hopes; Kristin Corn; Ann Kimen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157157-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: Reducing hospital acquired infections has been a high priority within many health care facilities during the last several years, as well as a National Patient Safety Goal. Growing healthcare and public concern regarding hospital-acquired MRSA infections led to a staff-nurse initiative to improve adherence to best practices in infection control on the telemetry unit. Description The committee began their project by evaluating staff knowledge of infection control, nurse perceptions of their own infection control practices, and observations of nurses working with patients on isolation precautions. Based on initial data, this committee implemented the following to improve practice: 1. Educated 100% of staff on infection control best practice 2. Created an infection control bulletin board for staff to utilize as a quick resource 3. Designed one page educational handouts for patients on isolation 4. Initiated the "Take 3 at 3" campaign, a staff driven cleaning and disinfection program performed twice daily of vector sources such as computers, door knobs, and telephones 5. Implemented the "Caught Being Good" program to recognize and reward staff who adhere consistently to infection control best practices. 6. Performed monthly staff observation audits to monitor staff compliance EVALUATION: Audit results from the last six months, demonstrate an overall improvement with best practices from 20% to 88% compliance. MRSA acquisitions on the telemetry unit during this timeframe decreased from 9% to less than 2%. The group will continue to monitor the unit's compliance, and will now expand their educational in-services to include providers and ancillary staff, who have been noted in the literature to be important vectors. The creation of an infection control best practice program has allowed this unit to improve their practice, decrease the percentage of unit acquired infections and improve the quality of care they provide to the patients.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:28:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-26en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:28:20Z-
dc.identifier.citation2009 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(3), e1-e17.en_GB
dc.conference.date2009en_GB
dc.conference.nameNational Teaching Institute and Critical Care Expositionen_GB
dc.conference.hostAmerican Association of Critical-Care Nursesen_GB
dc.conference.locationNew Orleans, Louisiana, USAen_GB
dc.identifier.citation2009 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(3), e1-e17.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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