The Washington State Hospital Association’s Safety & Quality team is excited to launch the Infection Prevention and Control Advisory Committee this month. Please see following information on how our hospital members can engage in this collaborative:
- Introducing the WSHA Infection Prevention and Control Advisory Committee! Due to the growing interest and desire to facilitate work on a more frequent basis regarding Infection Prevention and Control from our hospital-based members in both Oregon and Washington, the WSHA Safety and Quality Team is excited to initiate a hospital member quality improvement focus group that will meet on a monthly cadence.
- Your value as a key stakeholder. You are invited to become a part of the Washington State Hospital Association’s (WSHA) Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Advisory Committee. This group will include all our participating inpatient hospital members with the intent to support, collaborate and focus on reducing patient harm and improving quality outcomes in IPC. The IPC Advisory Committee will support recommendations to WSHA’s IPC Program to better meet hospital needs and align to industry standards.
- Who should participate? The IPC Advisory Committee will be composed of WSHA hospital members, such as yourself and others who work closely with you to prevent and control infections in the health care setting. If there is someone from your organization who you think should be involved, please forward this invitation.
- Quality improvement interdisciplinary approach. We would like to see representation from infection preventionists, quality nurses, CNOs & CQOs, infectious disease physicians, pharmacists, microbiologists, sterile processing, environmental services, physician champions and leadership. To ensure that we consider all regions of our states, this collaborative will have broad representation from specialty hospitals to large, medium, small and CAH hospitals.
- Save the date! The first meeting will be held from 1-2 p.m., June 23. Please register here.
Additionally, please take a quick two-minute survey to provide input on infection prevention and control at your institution. For more information about WSHA supporting your hospital’s Infection Prevention & Control Program, contact Sandra Assasnik at firstname.lastname@example.org.