Links

  1. Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) - HICPAC is a federal advisory committee  who provide advice and guidance to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding the practice of health care infection control, strategies for surveillance and prevention and control of health care associated infections in United States health care facilities.

  2. MHA Keystone HAI seeks to prevent hospital-associated infections, starting with a strategic and manageable list of targeted infections. 

  3. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) – SHEA, founded to advance the science of healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention, works to maintain the utmost quality of patient care and healthcare worker safety in all healthcare settings.

  4. APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.) - APIC’s mission is to improve health and patient safety by reducing risks of infection and other adverse outcomes, advancing this mission through education, research, consultation, collaboration, public policy, practice guidance and credentialing.

  5. Institute for Healthcare Improvement - A not-for-profit organization that offers resources and services to help health care organizations to make improvements that enhance clinical outcomes and reduce costs.

  6. Patient Safety Enhancement Program -  The Ann Arbor VA Medical Center/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program (PSEP) aims to improve the quality of patient care by conducting research that focuses on methods of avoiding or preventing adverse patient outcomes or injuries that stem from the processes of healthcare.

  7. Hospital Outcomes Program for Excellence (HOPE) - A collaboration between Ann Arbor VA Medical Center and University of Michigan, aiming to create a stellar inpatient service that could eventually become a national and international model for how inpatient care should be provided in an academic setting.

  8. On the CUSP: Stop CAUTI - On the CUSP: Stop CAUTI aims to reduce mean rates of CAUTI in U.S. hospitals by 25 percent. The initiative is working with state organizations and hospitals across the country to implement the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) and CAUTI reduction practices in hospital units.