Hospitals across Washington State and Alaska are diligently working to reduce hospital-acquired infections, such as central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). With all the effort put into reducing these infections, data show we still have opportunities for improvement.
WSHA is currently exploring opportunities with other patient safety organizations, such as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), to utilize tools, educational programs and other resources to make a focused reduction in CAUTI and CLABSI in the critical care setting. If you are interested in finding out more information, please contact WSHA Director of Quality and Performance Improvement Jessica Symank at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Jessica Symank)