Infection Prevention

The Infection Prevention Program at the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) exists to serve as a resource for infection preventionists and other healthcare personnel within KHA member hospitals by providing guidance and technical assistance. As a branch of the KHA Quality Program, KHA staff can collaborate with hospital teams and individuals to create infection prevention strategies, process improvement initiatives, provide feedback, and sustain results.


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IP 101: Class 4: Surveillance

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    Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals

    Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)

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    IP 101: Class 3: NHSN Overview

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    IP 101: Class 2: Foundational Infection Prevention

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    Infection Prevention Risk Assessment for Nursing Homes Template

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    Content of an Infection Prevention and Control Plan

    Outline developed by Libby Chinnes, RN, BSN, CIC, FAPIC

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    IP 101: Class 1: Intro to Infection Prevention: A Quick-Start Guide for the New IP

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    Kentucky Sepsis Consortium Webinar: Sepsis and Palliative Care – The Care Continuum

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    Kentucky Sepsis Consortium Webinar: Use of Simulation to Promote Best Practice for Obtaining Blood Cultures

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    Surviving Sepsis Campaign

    Society of Critical Care Medicine

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    National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

    CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network is the nation’s most widely used healthcare-associated infection tracking system. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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    APIC: Association of Professionals in Infection Control website

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    Kentucky Sepsis Consortium Webinar: Regulating Sepsis Care in New York Hospitals

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    Hospital Inpatient Specifications Manuals

    The Specifications Manual for National Hospital Inpatient Quality Measures contains abstraction guidance and technical specifications to successfully submit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital inpatient quality measures.

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    When Someone Asks What I Did Today at Work: Here is What I Tell Them

    Ruth Carrico PhD DNP APRN CIC FSHEA FNAP FAAN, Carrico & Ramirez, PLLC, Adjunct Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Louisville School of Medicine

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    Building a Safe Future: Integrating Infection Prevention Measures in Construction Practices

    Julia Frith DNP, RN, CIC, Manager, Clinical Research Development & Support-NIDI

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    One Team, One Goal: How Centralization and Automation Optimize Infection Prevention

    James Hensley MLS(ASCP), CIC, MBA, System Director of Infection Prevention, Appalachian Regional Healthcare; Amanda Taylor MPH, CIC, System Epidemiologist, Appalachian Regional Healthcare; Justin Caudill RN, Regional Director of Infection Prevention, Appalachian Regional Healthcare

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    Breaking the Chain and EVS Gain

    Megan Messamore, Ohio County Hospital

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    Continuous Process Improvement Workshop

    Kristi Cox, CSSBB, MHRE - Process Improvement Specialist and Leah Oppy, MPH, CIC – Infection Prevention & Control Manager

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    Secrets of the CBC . . .What’s the Diff??

    Kathleen M. Vollman MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FCNS, FAAN

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    TAP C. difficile infection (CDI) Implementation Guide: Links to Example Resources

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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    Kentucky Sepsis Consortium Webinar (October 26, 2023)

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    Kentucky Sepsis Consortium Webinar: Patient Story

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    KHA Podcast: Sepsis

    As part of Sepsis Awareness Month, KHA’s Vice President of Clinical Strategy and Transformation Deb …

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    Sepsis Toolkit

    Kentucky Sepsis Consortium

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    Bristol Stool Scale

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    Kentucky Sepsis Consortium Webinar: SEP-1 Targets

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    Predicting Sepsis Readmissions Using Social Determinants of Health

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    Kentucky Sepsis Consortium Webinar: SeptiCyte RAPID

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    The Summer Scaries: What is Brain-eating Amoeba and How Do We Stop It?

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    Kentucky Sepsis Consortium Webinar: Spacelabs Healthcare

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    Infection Preventionist Quick Guide and Checklist

    This material was prepared by Mountain Pacific, a Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), …

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    Kentucky Sepsis Consortium Webinar: Adventist Health Sepsis Journey and Collaboration with KATE

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    Kentucky Sepsis Consortium Webinar: Blood Culture Metrics

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    C. Difficile Education and Process Improvement through Infection Prevention, Laboratory, and Pharmacy Collaboration

    KHA 2023 Quality Conference Presentation: Shannon Davis, RN and Amory Scott, PharmD, BCPS

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    Toolkit for Preventing CLABSI and CAUTI in ICUs

    This customizable, educational toolkit aims to help ICUs reduce rates of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

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    Kentucky Sepsis Consortium Webinar: Sepsis Care 2023: Is it Time to Get Personal?

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    KHA Podcast: Sepsis Survivor Week

    Sepsis Survivor Darrell Raikes and KHA Vice President of Quality & Health Professions Deb Campbell …

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    Kentucky Sepsis Consortium: Encyclopedia of Measures

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    Baptist Health Louisville Sepsis Team Charter 2022

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    C. diff Treatment Flowsheet

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    Progression of a C. diff Infection

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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    Patients and Families: Be Antibiotics Aware, C. diff Infection – Am I At Risk?

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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    Blood Culture Dos and Don’ts

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    C. difficile Process Discovery Tool

    IPRO HQIC and St. Francis Hospital

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    C. diff Guidelines and Prevention Resources

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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    Zone Tool: Sepsis and/or Infection (English)

    Alliant Quality

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    Zone Tool: Sepsis and/or Infection (Spanish)

    Alliant Health Solutions

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    C. difficile Testing Protocol

    Saint Francis Hospital

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    Strategies to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia, ventilator-associated events, and nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia in acute-care hospitals: 2022 Update

    Society for Healthcare Epidemiology (SHEA)

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    ABATE Toolkit: Protocol to Reduce Bloodstream Infections in Patients with Specific Medical Devices

    This toolkit can help hospital infection prevention programs implement a decolonization protocol that was found to reduce bloodstream infections by more than 30 percent in adult inpatients who were not in intensive care units (ICUs) and who had

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    CMS Alphabetical Data Dictionary Version 5.10

    The General Abstraction Guidelines explain the different sections of the data element definitions and provide direction for common questions and issues that arise in medical record abstraction.

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    Everything You Wanted to Know about Sepsis but Were Afraid to Ask

    Note: Recording requires registration to access. (Owens & Minor)

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    SSI Process Discovery Tool

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    Clinical Practice Guideline: 2021 Focused Update Guidelines on Management of Clostridioides difficile Infection in Adults

    Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)

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    Sepsis Awareness Month Toolkit

    Indiana Hospital Association

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    CLABSI Maintenance Audit Tool

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    Central Line Maintenance Bundle Audit Tool

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    Central Line Maintenance Bundle Audit Tool

    Courtesy of Palmetto Children's Hospital

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    Foley Daily Log

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    CAUTI Maintenance Audit Tool

    Courtesy of Baptist Health Paducah

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    SSI Event Analysis: A Team Approach to Preventing Surgical Site Infections

    Deaconess Hospital Henderson

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    Where Do I Find That? IPC Resources for New IPs

    This all-in-one document contains infection prevention resources from several key infection prevention subject areas. (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology)

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    CAUTI CLABSI Process Discovery Tools

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    Infection Preventionist Orientation Manual

    This Orientation Guide is intended for use upon hire for a novice or experienced Infection Preventionist (IP) in any healthcare or public health setting. (Kansas Department of Health and Environment)

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    Guidelines for Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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    Competency Self-Assessment Activity for Novice or Becoming Proficient IPs

    Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

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    C. diff Factsheet

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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    Toolkit for Reducing CAUTI in Hospitals

    This toolkit helps hospitals prevent CAUTI in patients and improve safety culture at the unit level by implementing concepts from the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP). (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

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    Promoting appropriate urine culture management to improve health care outcomes and the accuracy of catheter-associated urinary tract infections

    American Journal of Infection Control

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    AORN Guideline Audit Tool: Environmental Cleaning

    Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

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    Infographic Poster on CAUTI Prevention

    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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    Treating Asymptomatic Bacteriuria: All Harm, No Benefit

    Massachusetts Infection Prevention Partnership

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    Guidelines for Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of CAUTI in Adults

    Infectious Diseases Society of America

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