Responding to Increased Device-Associated Infection Rates
Responding to Increased Device-Associated Infection Rates
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Responding to Increased Device-Associated Infection Rates During a Pandemic

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 1 pm ET

Originally Presented by: Rebecca Bartles, DrPH, CIC, FAPIC and Rebecca Clarkson, RN, MSN, CIC

Hospitals across the world have seen substantial increases in device-associated infection rates during the COVID-19 pandemic. The causes of these increases are often multi-factorial and include a complex set of interconnected repercussions related to the pandemic. While overseeing infection prevention for a 54-hospital system, the presenter and team implemented an epidemiologic approach to assessing the contributing factors to sustained increases in CAUTI and CLABSI rates using a robust, stepwise process. The session will provide a description of this proven CAUTI and CLABSI assessment process and provide the participant with a comprehensive set of tools for conducting an epidemiologic-based investigation of sustained increases in device-associated infection rates.


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