The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has provided an announcement for a procurement with the University of Maryland for a Hospital Infection Prevention study.
The University of Maryland Department of Epidemiology is to provide expert research, technical, and scientific services for the VA merit reviewed grant IIR 09-099 entitled “Improving Practice: Automated Compliance Monitoring in Infection Control.” Eli Perencevich, MD is to be the study’s principal investigator.
The focus of the study is to develop and validate an automated method for compliance monitoring of infection control practice, including hand hygiene and contact precautions. The study is to also provide feedback of automated monthly supply delivery counts of alcohol-based hand rub and gloves to specific hospital wards. It will also demonstrate compliance with actual directly observed compliance and reduced MRSA infections.
The funding announcement/solicitation is for assistance in developing and validating the compliance monitoring system by reviewing previous work and collaborating on study design and procedures. Specific tasks are to include:
- Conducting quasi-experimental and time series analyses,
- reporting results to the study team,
- providing analysis and results to the study team on an ongoing basis through the end of the project,
- assisting in the preparation of study results and manuscripts, and
- instructing staff in the proper interpretation of intervention study findings.
The performance period runs from February 1, 2013 to September 30, 2013.
Click here to view the FedBizOpps.gov solicitation.