Beyond Bundles HAI Prevention Plus Measures Toolkit
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This toolkit was designed as a repository of references/resources for IPs (Infection Prevention professionals) and other clinicians in support of efforts to amplify/enhance infection prevention and control bundles. In the absence of sustained zero preventable infections of any type, and in the absence of risk to patients, products and practices supported by less than category 1 level evidence (i.e. “Plus Measures”) are often employed to amplify/enhance IP bundles. The “Plus Measures” contained within this toolkit are most commonly supported by what CDC considers category II level evidence (see page 3 for evidence categories). Within this toolkit evidence summaries are provided for each plus measure, in order to reduce the time required for literature searching by IPs, and are updated every two years. These “Plus Measures” including products, have been identified by the author during review of peer reviewed journals, attendance of professional conferences, continuing education courses, networking with clinical experts and industry partners. Consequently, the set of plus measures (including products), represented in this document is not all inclusive or exhaustive. All suggested additions are welcome.