Quality Improvement: Nosocomial Infection Reduction and Prevention

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Essay #: 053262
Total text length is 6,329 characters (approximately 4.4 pages).

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The beginning:
Quality Improvement: Nosocomial Infection Reduction and Prevention
Introduction
This assignment is a quality improvement activity related to a patient safety need; in this instance, the need is to reduce and/or prevent nosocomial infection in patients. Of the pertinent 20 priority levels identified by the IOM, the topic to be explored in this paper will be the one discussed at the outset – chiefly because it is a problem that is so readily addressed if people will simply exhibit a little care.
The plan
The plan is a simple one: rigorous implementation and follow-through of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee’s 2007 guideline for preventing transmission of infectious agents in healthcare settings (Siegel et al,...
The end:
.....trieved July 26, 2009 from http://www.msmagazine.com/spring2007/germwarfare.asp
Savino, J.A., Smeland, J., Flink, E., Ruperto, A., Hines, and A., Sullivan, T. et al. (2005). Implementation of an Evidence-based Protocol for Surgical Infection Prophylaxis. Advances in Patient Safety, vol.3: 265-276. Retrieved July 26, 2009 from http://www.ahrq.gov/downloads/pub/advances/vol3/Savino.pdf
Siegel, J.D., Rhinehart, E., Jackson, M., & Chiarello, L. (2007). Guideline for isolation precautions: preventing transmission of infectious agents in healthcare settings 2007. Standard precautions. National Guideline Clearinghouse. Retrieved July 26, 2009 from http://guideline.gov/summary/summary.aspx?doc_id=10986&nbr=005766&string=%22nosocomial%22