AHRQ Safety Program for ICUs: Preventing CLABSI and CAUTI




The Centers for Disease Control has identified hospitals across the U.S. that are experiencing an upward trend in Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) and Cather Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) in acute care Intensive Care Units (ICUs).

NCHA, along with the NC Division of Public Health, will be leading a year-long ICU Safety Program in collaboration with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) to help prevent and reduce these Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs).

This project expands what was learned in the previous AHRQ-funded projects, tailors the approach to ICUs with persistently elevated rates of CLABSI and CAUTI, and brings the best available knowledge to help frontline staff in ICUs reduce these infections.

Adult ICUs in North Carolina identified with high CLABSI and/or CAUTI rates have been invited to participate. This program is managed by the Quality Center Patient Safety Organization.

Learn More:
FAQs for Interested ICUs
AHRQ Webinar

NC State Group Call #1 – August 8, 2018
Slides (PDF)
Recording (YouTube)

NC State Group Call #2 – October 10, 2018
Slides (PDF)
Recording (YouTube)

NC State Group Call #3 – December 12, 2018
Slides (PDF)
Recording (YouTube)

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