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Other Helpful Links for Healthcare Professionals
On The CUSP: Stop HAI is a comprehensive resource of presentations, tools, and videos explaining the theories behind the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP). http://www.onthecuspstophai.org/
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a gateway to everything HAI. Explore infection definitions, guidelines, surveillance tips, as well as professional and patient targeted campaign tools here: http://www.cdc.gov/hai.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) mission is to improve the safety of health care for all Americans. http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/hais.htm lists links to AHRQ-funded research and initiatives for HAI prevention.
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) has a mission to prevent and control healthcare-associated infections and advance the field of healthcare epidemiology. SHEA has helped define best practices in healthcare epidemiology worldwide since its founding in 1980. http://www.shea-online.org/
APIC is the leading professional association for Infection Preventionists (IPs). Their mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection. This is achieved by the provision of better care to promote better health at a lower cost. http://www.apic.org/
NHSN Validation Guide and Toolkit for CLABSI in ICUs. This toolkit is designed for infection preventionists and quality professionals at healthcare facilities that report to NHSN. Facilities that report data to NHSN may find the toolkit useful for assuring accurate data in any year. http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn
“Injection Safety: What You Might Not Know” is a podcast from the New York One & Only Campaign. It includes an interview with Guthrie Birkhead, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Commissioner, Office of Science, New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), as Dr. Birkhead tackles tough questions about titration, batching and potential transmission of infectious disease by glucometer.