Infection Control and Prevention

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) prevention and reduction are longstanding quality and patient safety priorities. However, the level of attention and resources allocated to HAI prevention has fluctuated over the past decade. Leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals were making substantial progress in reducing HAIs. Given the large amount of resources devoted to HAI reduction, it’s critical we examine what has worked in the past and what strategies are needed to continue.

With our partners, AHA and the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), AHA’s nonprofit subsidiary, have developed and compiled many infection prevention resources for a variety of health care professionals below


Project Firstline STRIVE – Foundational Infection Prevention Strategies:
TAP Strategy Learning Series videos    Competency-based Training, Audits, and Feedback
TeamSTEPPS video toolkit    Hand Hygiene
      Strategies for Preventing HAIs
     Environmental Cleaning
      Personal Protective Equipment
     Patient and Family Engagement
     Building a Business Case for Infection Prevention




Share Your Infection Prevention & Control Success Story

We’re looking for stories on how hospitals and health systems are reducing health care associated infections (HAIs) during and post pandemic. Your stories can help inform, inspire and motivate your peers as they continue to foster a culture of safety at their organizations.

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