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 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.

In health care, listening and sharing help us identify challenges, share what’s working, improve outcomes and create better patient experiences. Hear from hospitals and health systems that are leading the work through their stories.

The AHA and its nonprofit subsidiary, the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), have worked with partners to develop and compile infection prevention resources for a variety of health care professionals.


Project FirstlineSTRIVE – Foundational Infection Prevention Strategies:
TAP Strategy Learning Series videosCompetency-based Training, Audits, and Feedback
TeamSTEPPS video toolkitHand Hygiene
Antibiotic StewardshipStrategies for Preventing HAIs
Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings Video SeriesEnvironmental Cleaning
HAI Calculator ToolsPersonal Protective Equipment
Building a Culture of Safety in Health CarePatient and Family Engagement
Strategies and Tactics to Reduce HAIsBuilding a Business Case for Infection Prevention





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