Implementation Science and Research
30/30 Education Session - 30 minutes
Over the years, hospitals and health systems have removed or maintained isolation precautions for MDROs due to lack of clarity and consistency in guidelines and literature. Some hospitals have performed an internal study of MDRO transmission after isolation removal to prove that isolation is not needed, but widespread adoption has been difficult to accomplish. Many hospitals have shown resistance to randomly performing a similar study at their facility due to the risk of patient hard via MDRO transmission.
This session will present a measurable risk assessment that was performed at a 38-facility system that allowed a majority of their facilities to eliminate isolation precautions. This risk assessment allowed the system to present objective data to their committees and leadership for review and adoption, and include four categories:
• Standard precautions
• Environmental controls
• Antimicrobial stewardship
• Miscellaneous considerations