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1 Quality improvement guide: prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections Learning and development resource for board members 2012 NICE public health guidance 36

2 Tackling HCAIs: why it is important Infection prevention and control: an escalated priority HCAIs emerging priorities Surgical site infections Infection prevention and control: key improvement areas Governance Delivering harm free care Costs and savings Find out more What this session covers

3 Alison and Sues story is one familys experience of healthcare associated infection, arising from a routine hospital admission (running time: 5 minutes) Tackling HCAIs: why it is important Learning bite: what How do we incorporate the experiences of people who are cared for and treated within our trust into our infection prevention and control work? This film is licensed for educational use within the NHS and is reproduced with permission from PATIENTSTORIES

4 Infection prevention and control (IPC) has escalated in priority because: IPC quality improvement measures will help trusts deliver against domains 4 and 5 of the NHS outcomes framework Mid-Staffordshire Inquiry findings National Audit Office (2009) recommendations: - encourage a culture of continuous improvement - foster a whole-system approach - ensure staff compliance with good IC practice - monitor/record hospital use of antibiotics Infection prevention and control: an escalated priority

5 HCAIs: emerging priorities MRSA bacteraemias and C.difficile are the tip of the iceberg for HCAIs. What steps are we taking to reduce all other HCAIs? What should we monitor to help drive this improvement? MRSA Clostridium difficile Surgical site infections Urinary catheter UTIs Ventilator-associated pneumonia Enteral feeding tube infections Line associated sepsis Dialysis related infections 34 trusts reported zero MRSA bacteraemias between –

6 Surgical site infections How are we monitoring surgical site and device related infections to drive improvement in our trust? Organisms reported as causing SSI (all surgical categories) NHS hospitals, England 2010/11

7 The NICE/HPA quality improvement guide recommends: Strong board leadership A culture of continuous improvement Surveillance and effective use of information Workforce development Effective environmental control Effective communication – staff, patients and carers Effective partnership working with other agencies Robust assessment and use of (new) technology Infection prevention and control: key improvement areas What does a gap analysis of the NICE and HPA quality statements and our current performance show? When do we plan to achieve these standards?

8 Governance Many models, such as Governance as Leadership require active discussion between board members, staff and service users Improving service user and staff contributions to governance can significantly enhance effectiveness What scrutiny mechanisms can we use to lever a reduction in HCAIs, and to also demonstrate our public accountability? How can we be satisfied that our moral and professional duties as a board are being met?

9 Delivering harm free care How can we demonstrate improvements toward achieving the NICE and HPA quality standards to our stakeholders? What further indicators could we add to this list? Quality improvement – examples of evidence of achievement towards achieving the NICE/HPA standards A system for regular board updates on trust IPC activities Locally agreed kite mark to signify successful implementation of patient safety activities Board-approved IPC accountability framework Board level KPIs for infection prevention and control (including compliance with antibiotic prescribing) Board members have an up-to-date working knowledge of infection prevention and control The trusts IPC aims and objectives are included in the boards balanced score card Annual IPC improvement programme linked to the business planning cycle with identified actions and resources

10 Costs and savings Significant national resources have been invested in tackling HCAIs such as MRSA and C.difficile so the NICE/HPA guide is not expected to result in significant costs to the NHS at a national level W hich statements in the NICE/HPA guide are likely to generate savings for our trust and benefit the reputation of our organisation? [The NICE costing template may be useful for this] The NICE and HPA guide could generate national savings of at least £4.9 million Examples of local savings that could be generated include: Surgical site infections £4000 per case Dialysis related peritonitis £1,746 per case Haemodialysis related infection £3,118 per case

11 Find out more Visit for:www.nice.org.uk/PH36 the quality improvement guide information for people visiting, or receiving treatment in an NHS hospital the costing report and template the learning from practice podcast Endorsing partners for the NICE and HPA guide include:

12 What do you think? Did the implementation tool you accessed today meet your requirements, and will it help you to put the NICE guidance into practice? We value your opinion and are looking for ways to improve our tools. Please complete this short evaluation form.short evaluation form If you are experiencing problems accessing or using this tool, please To open the links in this slide set right click over the link and choose open link


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