Infection Control: Learning Through Action to Reduce Infection

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Infection Control: Learning Through Action to Reduce Infection

Description

This is a quick, simple action tool to use when a patient has a confirmed infection such as a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterium, Clostridium difficile ( C. diff ), or other life-threatening infections. It is based on the root cause analysis (RCA) approach, and it is primarily a learning exercise.

The process is organized as an action checklist in three stages:

  1. React
  2. Record
  3. Respond

Developer:

National Patient Safety Agency

Funding Sources:

National Patient Safety Agency

History

Release Date: 2007
Original Summary: July 2009
Last Updated: 02/16/11

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