Implementing Strategies to Prevent Infections in Acute Care Settings

Publication Date: July 11, 2023

Key Points

Key Points

  • Effective implementation helps to ensure that evidence-based interventions generate desired outcomes and meet infection prevention and control and antimicrobial stewardship goals.
  • This Compendium article focuses on broad behavioral and socio-adaptive concepts and suggests ways that infection prevention and control teams, healthcare epidemiologists, infection preventionists, and specialty groups may utilize them to deliver high-quality care.
  • Healthcare facilities should develop implementation plans specific to their settings. The approach in one facility may not be reproducible with the desired effect in another.

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Definitions
  • Trivedi KK, Schaffzin JK, Deloney VM, et al. Implementing strategies to prevent infections in acute-care settings. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2023;44(8):1232-1246.
  • Table 1. Glossary of Terms https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/infection-control-and-hospital-epidemiology/article/implementing-strategies-to-prevent-infections-in-acutecare-settings/1548b8ea67133588c3f946be73b110bd#s4
Websites Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). How to Improve: Model for Improvement Guide and Tool Kits. https://www.ihi.org/resources/how-to-improve
Databases of Models and Frameworks
  • Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research website. https://cfirguide.org/
  • CFIR-ERIC Implementation Strategy Matching Tool: https://cfirguide.org/choosing-strategies/
  • RE-AIM: Improving Public Health Relevance and Population Health Impact. RE-AIM and PRISM Guide. Interactive RE-AIM Planning Tool. https://re-aim.org/applying-the-re-aim-framework/re-aim-guidance/use-when-planning-a-project/planning-tool/

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