Prevention CHKC is designed to train frontline healthcare personnel, defined as those “responsible for direct patient care” in best practices to prevent and control HAIs and pathogens that can spread in the healthcare setting. Training should educate and help frontline personnel successfully execute best practices in:
- Prevention of CLABSI, CAUTI, SSI, VAP/VAE
- Prevention of C. difficile and MRSA
- Prevention strategies:
- Methods for appropriate performance and timing of hand hygiene in the healthcare setting
- Disinfection and sterilization
Prevention CHKC is intended for frontline healthcare personnel, defined for the purposes of this project as individuals in a healthcare facility “responsible for direct patient care.” These individuals may be physicians, nurse practitioners, certified nursing assistants, medical assistants, emergency medical technicians, patient care technicians, respiratory therapy technicians, surgical technicians, anesthesia providers, palliative care providers, hospice care providers, physical and occupational therapists and aides, and others.
Prevention CHKC will be developed from the standpoint of delivery of healthcare in acute care in the United States, with an aim to make it adaptable in part for other locations.
- Train frontline personnel in best practices for the prevention of CLABSI, CAUTI, SSI, VAP/VAE, C. difficile, and MRSA, how to perform and promote hand hygiene, and to improve frontline personnel’s understanding of their role in disinfection and sterilization.
- Train frontline personnel in ways to perform basic HAI prevention strategies, plus advanced approaches for outbreak management.
- Educate frontline personnel in performance and accountability measures to implement infection prevention practices.