Partnering to Heal: Teaming up Against Health Care–Associated Infections

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Partnering to Heal: Teaming up Against Health Care–Associated Infections

Description

Partnering to Heal is a computer-based, video-simulation training program on infection control practices for clinicians, health professional students, and patient advocates. It highlights effective communication about infection control practices and ideas for creating a culture of safety in health care institutions to keep patients from getting sicker.

The training promotes these key behaviors:

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Hand washing
  • Vaccination against the flu
  • Appropriate use of antibiotics
  • Proper insertion, maintenance, and removal of devices, such as catheters and ventilators

 

Developer:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Funding Sources:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 2011
Original Summary: June 2011
Last Updated: 11/07/12

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