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HHS Releases New Online Patient Safety Training Resources for Clinicians and Patient Advocates

Partnering To Heal: Teaming Up Against Healthcare Associated Infections

Partnering to Heal is a computer-based, interactive learning tool for clinicians, health professional students, and patient advocates.

The training highlights effective communication about infection control practices and what it means to help create a “culture of safety” in healthcare institutions.

From the press release

The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health released Partnering to Heal: Teaming Up Against Healthcare-Associated Infections, an interactive learning tool for clinicians, health professional students, and family caregivers.  The training videos include information on basic protocols for universal precautions and isolation precautions to protect patient, visitors, and practitioners from the most common disease transmissions.  The training promotes six key behaviors: teamwork, communication, hand washing, vaccination against the flu, appropriate use of antibiotics, and proper insertion, use, and removal of catheters and ventilators.  Learn how five characters can contribute to—or prevent—risk of several healthcare-associated infections, including surgical site infections, central line-associated bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, catheter-associated urinary tract infections,clostridium difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.  These resources support the new Partnership for Patients, a new national public-private partnership with hospitals, medical groups, consumer groups, and employers that will help save lives by preventing millions of injuries and complications in patient care over the next 3 years.  Select to read the HHS press release.

May 23, 2011 - Posted by | Consumer Health, Health Education (General Public), Professional Health Care Resources | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Infection control in hospitals is obviously a major issue. If anyone is doubts the potential of E-learning in this area – take a look at this research:

    http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/e-learning-market-reach-71b-2015-breathtaking-healthcare-growth

    It concludes that “the growth rate in the healthcare [E-learning training] vertical is a breathtaking 45.1 percent.”

    This is the future – hope clinicians everywhere take advantage of this type of on-demand training

    Comment by Ian Pemberton | June 11, 2011 | Reply


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