Providing a Safer Environment for Health Care Personnel and Patients through Influenza Vaccination: Strategies from Research and Practice – US The Joint Commission – 22 July 2009

Posted on August 19, 2009. Filed under: Infectious Diseases, Influenza A(H1N1) / Swine Flu | Tags: , |

Providing a Safer Environment for Health Care Personnel and Patients through Influenza Vaccination: Strategies from Research and Practice – US The Joint Commission – 22 July 2009

“The Joint Commission is releasing “Providing a Safer Environment for Health Care Personnel and Patients through Influenza Vaccination:  Strategies from Research and Practice,” a free monograph, to help health care organizations of all types improve seasonal influenza vaccination rates in health care personnel.  The monograph:

  • Highlights strategies submitted from health care organizations through the Strategies for Implementing Successful Influenza Immunization Programs for Health Care Personnel Project, a collaboration with leading infection prevention and control professional organizations.
  • Provides an overview of evidence-based guidelines, published research studies, legislative and regulatory efforts, and accreditation considerations related to improving seasonal influenza vaccination rates in health care personnel.

The Joint Commission’s Division of Quality Measurement and Research authored the monograph in collaboration with the following organizations:

  • The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
  • The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

The monograph was supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant provided by sanofi pasteur and can be downloaded at no charge. (The monograph is only available by download.)”

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Measuring Hand Hygiene Adherence: Overcoming the Challenges US Joint Commission 14 April 2009

Posted on May 18, 2009. Filed under: Infection Control | Tags: , |

Measuring Hand Hygiene Adherence: Overcoming the Challenges 14 April 2009

“The Joint Commission is releasing ‘Measuring Hand Hygiene Adherence:  Overcoming the Challenges’, to help health care organizations target their efforts in measuring hand hygiene performance. The monograph is designed to address “everything you ever wanted to know about hand hygiene measurement but were afraid to ask.” The aim of the monograph is to broaden understanding of the issues and provide practical solutions for strengthening measurement and improvement activities.

The monogragh is the result of a two-year collaboration with major infection control leadership organizations in the United States and abroad. In addition to The Joint Commission, the participating organizations include:

  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • The Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
  • The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
  • The World Health Organization “
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