HHS re­leases video tool on preven­tion of HAI

Modern Healthcare - - Late News -

In its lat­est ef­fort to com­bat health­car­e­as­so­ci­ated in­fec­tions, HHS re­leased a Web­based video sim­u­la­tion tool that al­lows users to act out var­i­ous sce­nar­ios and learn in­fec­tion-preven­tion strate­gies. The free, in­ter­ac­tive pro­gram is called Part­ner­ing to Heal: Team­ing Up Against Health­car­e­As­so­ci­ated In­fec­tions. Users of the tool can as­sume the role of one of five char­ac­ters: a nurse, a physi­cian, an in­fec­tion pre­ven­tion­ist, a pa­tient fam­ily mem­ber or a med­i­cal stu­dent. Af­ter choos­ing a char­ac­ter, the video guides them through spe­cial­ized sit­u­a­tions with op­por­tu­ni­ties to make de­ci­sions and see the out­comes. For in­stance, one video sce­nario ex­plores the im­pact on a reg­is­tered nurse whose job is threat­ened af­ter she ques­tions a physi­cian’s ad­her­ence to hand-hy­giene pro­to­cols. An­other shows a med­i­cal stu­dent de­cid­ing whether to speak up about proper catheter in­ser­tion.

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