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October 27th Agenda

The Greenlight Team Work Session is to be held on the 27th of October, 2010, in Washington, DC. It will include a number of work sessions with Greenlight collaborators.
(NOTE: This agenda is subject to change.)

Wednesday,
October 27, 2010


1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Overview of Greenlight program, progress to date, and preliminary findings.
  • Quality Team members will discuss Greenlight strategies, objectives, and tactics.
  • Report on progress of Chasing Zero documentary and Hospital Leaders' Toolbox.
  • Report on progress of Out of the Danger Zone® documentary.
  • Steve Grossbart, PhD, to present Catholic Healthcare Partners Cost of Harm Review.
  • Dr. Robert Cima to report preliminary findings of SSI study, Mayo Clinic, Rochester.
  • Dr. Mike Henderson of the Cleveland Clinic: Physician Leadership and Team Building.
  • Dr. Steve Swensen of Mayo Clinic, Rochester: CT Radiation Safety Study.
  • Hospital leaders will develop a discussion plan for questions asked of HHS leaders, and will plan for the national live webinar on October 28, 2010.
6:00 p.m.
  • Dinner for Greenlight collaborators.

  • Location: Fourth Estate At the National Press Club
    Click here for information on the restaurant.
    Resource Materials    
  • Safe Practices for Better Healthcare – 2010 Update

    Chapter 7: Improving Patient Safety Through the Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections

    Safe Practice 19: Hand Hygiene
    Safe Practice 20: Influenza Prevention
    Safe Practice 21: Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Prevention
    Safe Practice 22: Surgical-Site Infection Prevention
    Safe Practice 23: Daily Care of the Ventilated Patient
    Safe Practice 24: Multidrug-Resistant Organism Prevention
    Safe Practice 25: Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Prevention

    To download, click here.


  • Summary of Changes: HHS Action Plan Working Group Chairs' Presentation

    The initial strategy of the revised Tier 1 Action Plan focuses on the prevention of infections in the acute care hospital setting. In early 2009, HHS solicited public comment on the Action Plan. The June 2009 revision to the Action Plan incorporates feedback received during this initial comment period.

    The HHS Action Plan working group chairs' presentation from national and regional stakeholder meetings, conducted in Summer and Fall 2009, summarizes changes to the Action Plan in response to written comments, as well as each working group's scope of work. To download, click here.


  • HHS Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections (complete)

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) "Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections" (Plan) represents the culmination of several months of research, deliberation, and public comment to identify the key actions needed to achieve and sustain progress in protecting patients from the transmission of serious, and, in some cases, deadly infections. To download, click here.


  • HHS Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections (in sections)

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) "Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections" (Plan) represents the culmination of several months of research, deliberation, and public comment to identify the key actions needed to achieve and sustain progress in protecting patients from the transmission of serious, and, in some cases, deadly infections. To go to the HHS website to download, click here.


  • Action Plan Targets and Metrics

    A list of the metrics, with corresponding five-year goals, to focus HHS's efforts on reducing healthcare-associated infections. To go to the HHS website to download, click here.


  • Healthy People 2020 – Healthcare-Associated Infections

    Every 10 years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) implements scientific insights and lessons learned from the past decade, along with new knowledge of current data, trends, and innovations. Healthy People 2020 will reflect assessments of major risks to health and wellness, changing public health priorities, and emerging issues related to our nation's health preparedness and prevention.

    Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for promoting health and preventing disease. Since 1979, Healthy People has set and monitored national health objectives to meet a broad range of health needs, encourage collaborations across sectors, guide individuals toward making informed health decisions, and measure the impact of our prevention activity. Currently, Healthy People 2010 is leading the way to achieving increased quality and years of healthy life and the elimination of health disparities.

    For 2020, one of Healthy People's main objectives is to reduce healthcare-associated infections, specifically central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and the incidence of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. For more information on these two objectives, click here.


  • Adult Hospital Stays with Infections Due to Medical Care, 2007

    This Statistical Brief presents data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) on infections due to medical care during medical and surgical hospital stays in 2007. These cases were based on the criteria for AHRQ's PSI #7. To go to the H-CUP website to download, click here.


  • The Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention

    This report uses results from the published medical and economic literature to provide a range of estimates for the annual direct hospital cost of treating healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in the United States. To download, click here.


  • Fact Sheet: AHRQ's Efforts to Prevent and Reduce Health Care-Associated Infections

    A study of patients in 2002 estimated that HAIs account for an estimated 1.7 million infections and 99,000 associated deaths annually, making them the most common complication of hospital care. To download, click here.


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

    A summary of the strategies to prevent HAIs in acute care hospitals. To download, click here.


  • Strategies to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Acute Care Hospitals

    The intent of this document is to highlight practical recommendations in a concise format, designed to assist acute care hospitals in implementing and prioritizing their catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention efforts. To download, click here.


Out of the Danger Zone

TMIT is driving production of multimedia development of stories to improve patient safety in hospitals. Certain broadcast programs will be shown globally, and then will be made available to hospital leadership and front-line performance teams.

Stories will include consumers, front-line caregivers, clinical and non-clinical leaders of hospitals, and international subject matter experts. The series of "arc to action" stories will be told to inspire both community and hospital leaders to act locally.

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