Cambridge Health’s Team Culture Reduces Infections

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edited November 2019 in Quality Street

Cambridge Health Alliance undertook an Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality-sponsored 15-month safety improvement program to reduce infections in the ICU at its Cambridge and Everett hospitals. The effort – involving an assessment of potential problems, increased staff education, use of proven best practices, leadership buy-in and more – resulted in a dramatic reduction in urinary tract infections as well as central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI).

Specifically, the “working toward zero” philosophy at the health system resulted in just one CLABSI throughout 2019 and zero catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).

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