Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in Hospitals

Hospitals participating in the QIO program’s healthcare-associated infection (HAI) initiative are part of a national effort focused on reducing HAI rates by 40%. The initiative seeks to reduce central line-associated blood stream and catheter-associated urinary tract infections as well as Clostridium difficile and surgical site infections.

As the QIO for New York State, IPRO is supporting participating hospitals by providing:

  • Technical assistance for reporting HAI data.
  • Opportunities for peer-to-peer learning through statewide Learning and Action Network meetings (LAN).
  • Access to and training on evidence-based tools such as the central line insertion practices (CLIP) checklist.
  • Training on the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP).
  • Support for rapid-cycle improvement.
  • Strategies for spreading success across hospital units.

Last updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014