HHS Introduces “Partnering to Heal: Teaming Up Against Healthcare-Associated Infections”

May 13, 2011

The HHS Office of Healthcare Quality has unveiled its interactive training videos Partnering to Heal: Teaming Up Against Healthcare-Associated Infections. The training videos provide an interactive learning tool for clinicians, viagra 40mg health professional students, and family caregivers.

Information about the basic protocols for universal precautions and isolation techniques are provided on the videos. Six key behaviors are presented: teamwork, communication, hand washing, flu vaccination, appropriate use of antibiotics, and the proper techniques for catheters and ventilators.

The videos present information on several healthcare-associated infections: surgical site infections (SSI), central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), clostridium difficile (C. diff), and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

To access the Partnering to Heal training videos visit:  http://www.hhs.gov/ash/initiatives/hai/training/.

To view a press release about the release of the video visit:  http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/05/20110513a.html.

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