Monday – Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections

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  • We’re excited to join SHEA for Outbreak Prevention & Response Week! Infection prevention & response is one of the most pressing issues in healthcare & requires coordinated efforts from both healthcare leaders & patients. Join in the conversation all week long with #OPRW18
  • Healthcare-associated infections are the fifth leading cause of death in acute care hospitals. Preventing these infections takes a team of professionals to reduce their frequency. #OPRW18
  • On a @SHEA_Epi podcast released today, Judith Guzman-Cottrill, DO and Zachary Rubin, MD discuss Dr. Rubin’s first-hand accounts in outbreak response and why he says effective communication from the start is essential. Listen Here: https://bit.ly/2p5GjJW #OPRW18
  • A second podcast released today by @SHEA_Epi holds a panel discussion on the Hospital Incident Command System - what HICS is, who's involved, when to activate, and why it's important. Listen here: https://bit.ly/2N9OnYB #OPRW18

 

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Tuesday – Antibiotic Stewardship and Risk of Multidrug Resistant Organisms

 

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  • There are ways patients can get involved and help fight back against antibiotic resistance. Check out the CDC’s tips here: https://bit.ly/2BAE4GB #OPRW18
  • Did you know, up to 50% of all the antibiotics prescribed for people are not needed or are not optimally effective as prescribed? The public can help address this issue by taking antibiotics as instructed and limiting their use. #OPRW18

 

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Wednesday -Partnerships: Public Health and Community Response

 

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  • Working collaboratively to prevent & respond to disease outbreaks is essential. Healthcare epidemiologists, infection preventionists, physician leaders, information officers & incident command are on the front lines & should coordinate efforts to keep communities safe #OPRW18
  • Your community is preventing, preparing for, and responding to outbreaks. Healthcare epidemiologists, infection preventionists, hospital leaders, public health departments, emergency managers, municipal leaders, and others are on the job, working together to keep communities safe #OPRW18
  • It takes a coordinated effort and a well-prepared team to prevent and respond to infectious disease outbreaks.#OPRW18
  • We will be joining @SHEA_Epi Twitter chat today at 3:00 p.m. ET to discuss how infection prevention and control experts work together in outbreak prevention and response. Join us using #OPRW18chat #OPRW18

 

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Thursday – Facility Resource Allocation; Outbreak Response and Incident Management

 

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  • Prevention of & preparedness for disease outbreaks require a commitment of resources so that healthcare epidemiologists & other healthcare professionals are equipped to prevent, identify, manage, & contain any outbreak at any time. #OPRW18
  • Successful incident management requires the expertise of numerous internal and external stakeholders, with coordination from facility leadership and adherence to communication protocols. #OPRW18
  • A study published in SHEA’s @ICHEjournal found that when healthcare facilities implement multilayered approaches to prevent new infections, the rates of certain infections can be reduced by 35% to 55%. #OPRW18

 

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Friday – Sustainability: Research & Funding

 

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  • We need to invest in ways to prevent infections and contain the spread. Reducing the spread of infections will in turn improve healthcare delivery for all. #OPRW18

 

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