The Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) Strategy is a quality improvement framework developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to offer a focused approach to infection prevention and help hospitals and healthcare systems overcome challenges to preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). This three-part webinar series will explore how to run TAP reports using the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), strategies to complete the HAI specific assessments and how these tools can be used to guide infection prevention efforts.
CMS has declined reimbursement for hospital acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) since 2008. A team of nurses successfully secured funding, used technology to measure outcomes, and converted Quality Improvement projects into comparative research. The application of the knowledge gained during the Quality Improvement comparative research cycle allowed UC Davis Health to lower their HAPU incidence while standardizing documentation and identifying those patients who are at highest risk for development of HAPU.
Interested counsel may join a discussion group that offers support and an opportunity to learn about the new legal privileges and challenges of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005. You can request to join the group by following this link: eepurl.com/rKJaf. This group generally holds conference calls quarterly.