Quality & Patient Safety

Patient safety Q&A

Patient Safety Monitor, March 1, 2010

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Q: How should our organization meet compliance with educating patients and their families on multidrug-¬resistant organisms (MDRO), central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), and surgical site infections (SSI)? Should we discuss these topics with all patients and families at admission?

A: Many organizations are now providing patients and their families with educational brochures upon admission about how the facility is working to reduce the risk of infection. As part of the risk reduction strategy, it includes information on hand hygiene, which applies to everyone. Quite often, these brochures are available at all registration sites and places where patients and visitors present themselves, such as reception areas.

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