Infection Prevention and Control Services

The priority of the Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) and Antimicrobial Resistance (AR) and Antibiotic Stewardship (AS) Program is to reduce the risk of infections and complications of individuals receiving healthcare in Idaho.

About Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI)

 

The Idaho HAI Program is federally funded to support healthcare facilities with preventing and responding to healthcare associated infections and antibiotic resistant pathogens. Infections can spread as patients and residents move across the continuum of care. It is essential that facilities understand how infections are transmitted and have policies and procedures in place to reduce the risk of HAIs.

Although significant progress has been made in preventing some types of healthcare associated infections, there is much more work to be done. On any given day, the CDC estimates one in 31 hospitalized patients develops at least one HAI. These infections can develop during (or soon after) receiving healthcare services or being in healthcare or residential care settings.

Infection Prevention Program Consultation
A targeted assessment of a healthcare settings Infection Control Program identifies potential gaps and opportunities.
Goals of Infection Prevention and Control Services
  • Provide technical assistance
  • Prevent healthcare associated infections and outbreaks
  • Identify and contain antibiotic resistant organisms
  • Provide education and workforce training opportunities and resources

Available Services by Facility Type:

Acute Care Hospitals

Contact us today for a free consultation!

Our service menu includes but is not limited to:

  • Provide technical assistance on infection control practices
  • Conduct an infection control assessment to identify program strengths as well as any gaps
  • One-on-one outbreak support
  • National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) support
  • Provide education and support for infection control and antibiotic resistance
  • Provide educational materials and resources for staff and/or patients

 

Assisted Living Facilities

Contact us today for a free consultation! 

Our service menu includes but is not limited to:

  • Review policies and practices; provide recommendations to strengthen your facility's infection control program
  • One-on-one outbreak support to stop the spread
  • Provide educational materials and resources for staff and/or residents

 

Dialysis Facilities

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Dialysis Consultation FAQs

Our service menu includes but is not limited to:

  • Provide technical assistance on infection control practices
  • Conduct an infection control assessment to identify program strengths as well as any gaps
  • One-on-one outbreak support
  • National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) support
  • Provide education and support for infection control and antibiotic resistance
  • Provide educational materials and resources for staff and/or patients

 

Intermediate Care Facilities

Contact us today for a free consultation! 

  • Mentor novice Infection Preventionists and healthcare personnel
  • Review policies and practices; provide recommendations to strengthen your facility's infection control program
  • One-on-one outbreak support to stop the spread
  • Provide educational materials and resources for staff and/or residents
Outpatient and Specialty Clinics

Our service menu includes but is not limited to:

  • Infection control Q&A
  • Conduct an infection control assessment to identify program strengths as well as any gaps; provide recommendations to support any gaps identified
  • One-on-one outbreak support
  • Provide education and support for infection control and antibiotic resistance
  • Provide educational materials and resources for staff and/or patients

 

Skilled Nursing Facilities

Contact us today for a free consultation! 

  • Mentor novice Infection Preventionists and healthcare personnel
  • Review policies and practices; provide recommendations to strengthen your facility's infection control program
  • One-on-one outbreak support to stop the spread
  • Provide educational materials and resources for staff and/or residents

 

Contact us:
Healthcare Associated Infections Program
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