HAI Champions

Impressive Results in the Fight Against HAIs

The C’s Are Falling

Reducing CLABSI in the 8900 ICU
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
The healthcare team at the 8900 ICU, a ten-bed medical intensive care unit within Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, implemented a multi-faceted program that reduced central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) rates by 90%.

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The Bug Club

Northshore Collaborative to Prevent and Treat Healthcare-Associated Infections
St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Covington, Louisiana

"The Bug Club" Northshore Collaborative of St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, La. used a multidisciplinary approach to reduce CABG infections by 70% in their five hospitals.

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It Ain’t No Jive: Hand Hygiene Saves Lives - Hands Up

Hand Hygiene Education and Compliance Program
Memorial Healthcare System, Chattanooga, Tennessee

A multi-disciplinary effort by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Ga.) to reduce The infection prevention team of Memorial Healthcare System in Chattanooga, Tenn. showed they were willing to rock around the clock to reduce infections. They brought attention to the importance of hand hygiene by dressing in 50s costumes to disseminate educational materials.

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Sustained Bloodstream Infection Improvement

“It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint” Multidisciplinary Education and Practice Bundles to Reduce CLABSIs
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

A multi-disciplinary effort by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Ga.) to reduce CLABSI infections enabled the pediatric hospital system to reduce bloodstream infection rates by 77 percent in the last five years. Key to this success is a hand hygiene compliance rate consistently above 95 percent.

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CLABSI Taskforce: Fighting Infection and Achieving Results

Leveraging an Interdisciplinary Approach to Eliminate CLABSI
Hallmark Health, Medford, Massachusetts

Central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) were a growing concern at Hallmark Health System. Over just a nine-month period, three patients had developed a CLABSI. To address this growing concern, staff decided to revise their current prevention strategies and implement a more interdisciplinary, planned approach – the "CLABSI Project Plan."

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