Virginia Nursing Home Collaborative to Focus on UTIs

July 13, 2011

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Program has partnered with the Virginia Health Care Association (VHCA) to administer a prevention collaborative aimed at nursing homes in the eastern region of Virginia.

During the months of June through November 2011, cheap the project will be focusing on urinary tract infections (UTIs).  Strategies for prevention in nursing home settings will be developed and implemented.

The collaborative plans on providing infection prevention information to healthcare providers, residents of nursing home facilities, and their families.  In an effort to prevent infections, training tools for best practices will be shared with nursing home facilities located throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

For more information about the collaborative, contact Carol Jamerson, Nurse Epidemiologist: Carol.Jamerson@vdh.virginia.gov.

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