HACs

Hospital-Acquired Conditions Change Packets and Resources

These curated resources reflect best practices across the country from government agencies, national societies, national and state associations, and leading medical universities for ADE, CAUTI, CLABSI, Injury from Falls and Immobility, OB Adverse Events, Pressure Ulcers, SSI, VAE, VTE and Antibiotic Stewardship.

Adverse Drug Events (ADE)

Resource Source Year
ADE Change Packet Health Research and Educational Trust 2014
Anticoagulant Toolkit: Reducing Adverse Drug Events Purdue University PharmaTAP 2008
Diabetes A to Z HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital 2016
Opioid Overdose Toolkit Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 2014
Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices Institute for Safe Medication Practices 2014-2015
The Glycemic Control Implementation Guide Society of Hospital Medicine 2008
The Michigan Opioid Safety Score: A Patient Safety and Nurse Empowerment Tool Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing 2015

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)

Resource Source Year
ANA CAUTI Prevention Tool American Nurses Association N/A
Assessment of Appropriateness of Antibiotics for CAUTI American Hospital Association - Physician Forum 2014
Catheter Out Website University of Michigan NA
CDC - CAUTI Resources Webpage Center for Disease Control 2015
Eliminate CAUTI Checklist Health Research and Educational Trust 2014
Guide to the Elimination of CAUTI Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology 2008
HICPAC Guidelines Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee 2009
How to Guide - CAUTI Prevention Institute for Healthcare Improvement 2011
Implementation Guide MHA Keystone 2015
Implementing Nurse Driven Protocols to Reduce CAUTI The Joint Commission 2013
MHA Keystone CAUTI Collaborative MHA Keystone 2015
Patient and Family Education MHA Keystone 2015
Strategies to Reduce CAUTI Video Series VHA, Inc. 2014-2015

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Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI)

Resource Source Year
CDC CLABSI Definitions and FAQs Center for Disease Control 2015
CLABSI Change Packet Health Research and Educational Trust 2014
CLABSI Toolkit The Joint Commission NA
Eliminate CLABSI Checklist Health Research and Educational Trust 2014
HICPAC Checklist Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee 2011
HICPAC Guidelines Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee 2011
Tools for Reducing CLABSI Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2014

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Injuries from Falls and Immobility

Resource Source Year
Best Practices for Falls Reduction: A Practical Guide Special Supplement to American Nurse Today 2012
Falls with Injury Change Package - Preventing Harm From Falls Health Research and Educational Trust 2014
Preventing Falls in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care Agency for Healthcare Quality 2013
Targeted Solutions Tool for Preventing Falls The Joint Commission 2016

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Obstetrical (OB) Adverse Events

Resource Source Year
Eliminate OB Harm Health Research and Educational Trust 2014
OB Harm Change Packet Health Research and Educational Trust 2014
Preeclampsia Toolkit California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative 2013

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Pressure Ulcers

Resource Source Year
Developing a cost-effective pressure-ulcer prevention program in an acute-care setting Wound Care Advisor 2013
Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers (HAPU) Change Package: Preventing Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers Health Research and Educational Trust 2014
Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals - A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care Agency for Healthcare Quality 2014

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Surgical Site Infections (SSI)

Resource Source Year
HICPAC Guideline Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee 1999
SSI Change Packet Health Research and Educational Trust 2014
SSI Prevention Best Practice Summary Johns Hopkins Medicine 2012
Strategies to Prevent Surgical Site Infections in Acute Care Hospitals - available for purchase Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2008

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Ventilator-Associated Events (VAE)

Resource Source Year
CDC VAE Calculator Center for Disease Control 2015
CDC VAE Manual Center for Disease Control 2015
VAE Change Packet Health Research and Educational Trust 2014
Facility Site Review FHN 2016

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Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Resource Source Year
VTE Change Packet Health Research and Educational Trust 2014
VTE Prevention Implementation Guide Society for Hospital Medicine NA
     

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