Infection Prevention in Emergency Care
Strategies to Improve Practice
Presentations and video from the conference are now available.
Infection Prevention in Emergency Care: Conference Highlights Best Practices and Sets Research Agenda (PDF press release, American College of Emergency Physicians)
Preventing healthcare-associated infections is a national priority that directly effects hospital payment. Evidence-based practices to prevent infections can be difficult to implement in the Emergency Department (ED). This one-day conference will bring together health care providers and administrators including Emergency Physicians and Nurses, Infection Prevention practitioners and Quality and Patient Safety administrators to identify key issues in infection prevention for EDs, review ‘best practice’ case studies of successful EDs and develop a research agenda for Emergency Medicine.
Co-Sponsored by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), Mayo Clinic-Dept.of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health and Hospital Authority and Brigham and Women’s Hospital-Dept. of Emergency Medicine.
Funding for this conference was made possible in part by 1 R13 HS021616-01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.