Infections in the home care setting are not uncommon, yet there are few tools and resources specifically designed for the home care professional. To help address this need and make care safer, the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network Home Health Infection Prevention and Control Initiative was established.
The initiative team, led by Great Plains QIN, has developed an Infection Prevention Toolkit, which contains tools, resources and best practices to help reduce Acute Care Hospitalization (ACH) or Emergency Department (ED) visits related to wounds, urinary tract and respiratory infections. The Toolkit also contains immunization, antibiotic stewardship, patient and family education, risk assessment and surveillance and sepsis resources; trainings for home health aides and much more. We encourage healthcare partners and stakeholders to access the toolkit and share with colleagues and team members.
Access the Home Health Infection Prevention Toolkit
A special thanks to the national HHQI Campaign team for their support and guidance in development and review of the toolkit.
For more information on the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, visit our Web site.
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