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HAP Develops Online Infection Prevention Training for Outpatient Settings

May 04, 2018

HAP’s infection preventionists have developed three online training modules that address infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship in outpatient settings. The one-hour modules—designed for physicians, nurses, and other clinicians—are available on TRAIN PA, Pennsylvania's public health training website.

They are free of charge, provide continuing education credits, and include:

These programs are designed to improve clinicians’ consistency of infection prevention strategies in an effort to prevent infections.

The online training modules were made possible by an educational grant received from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the Pennsylvania Department of Health and with the support of Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Pennsylvania’s hospitals constantly are striving to provide patients with safe, high-quality care. Through HAP’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), hospitals are working together to share best practices and improve patient safety and outcomes. HAP HIIN’s goals include an overall harm reduction of 20 percent and 12 percent reduction in 30-day readmissions.

For more information about the online training modules or about joining HAP’s HIIN, contact Mary Catanzaro, HAP project manager, infection prevention; or Clare Edelmayer, HAP project manager, infection prevention.

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