ED Best Practices to Reduce Healthcare Associated Infections Qualitative Project

We are looking for emergency departments (EDs) that have successfully implemented projects to improve infection control practices in order to learn from their experiences. Can you help us?

Eligibility Criteria:

Specifically, the project aims to identify EDs  that have successfully implemented practices to: 1) reduce Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI), 2) reduce Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI), or 3) improve hand hygiene. Please click here  to see if your ED is eligible http://bit.ly/EDBestPractices

What is Involved in participating?

  • Phone interviews with key implementers and administrators
  • Focus groups with front line providers at participating sites

What are the benefits?

To help compile and and publish best practices and implementation tools for infection prevention the ED.

For additional information, please contact us at edhaistudy@partners.org

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America