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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

AHRQ toolkit for hospital-acquired infections in long-term care

The updated AHRQ Toolkit To Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) and Other Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) in Long-Term Care Facilities is designed to help long-term care providers improve practices that prevent these infections.
The toolkit includes instructional materials and resources on infection prevention best practices, including foundational infection prevention strategies, CAUTI prevention and antibiotic stewardship. Other topics are related to resident and family engagement, quality improvement and sustainability.
The toolkit includes the following sections:
  • Implementation
  • Sustainability
  • Resources
Each section of the toolkit contains customizable resources that can be used by long-term care facilities. These guides, tools, slides and video are all publically available and downloadable online.
To learn more about the toolkit and how you can use it in your organization, visit the following website:

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