Reduce Long Term Catheter (LTC) Use Activities
Using the Achievable Benchmark of Care (ABCTM) Model, the Network shall identify facilities in the Network service area with Long-Term Catheter (catheter in use > 90 days) rates.
Long-Term Catheter (LTC) Goals:
The Network shall decrease LTC rates in the Network-service area by at least 0.25% by evaluation based on data available in 2019.
CMS Recommended Learning Activity:
Prevention of intravascular infections, blood-borne pathogen transmission (e.g., hepatitis B), and influenza and pneumococcal disease are priorities identified in the National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Roadmap to Elimination (http://www.hhs.gov/ash/initiatives/hai/esrd.html).
Tools and Resources
Educational Network Webinar
June 12, 2019
2019 HAI BSI/LTC Best Practice Webinar
April 11, 2019
2019 HAI BSI Educational Training Webinar
For more information:
Jeanine Pilgrim,BSHSM, CPXP, CPHQ, MPH Candidate
Quality Improvement Director
Network Assistant Director