Home Health Infection PreventionPreventing and Reducing Healthcare-Associated Infections
Tools and Resources for Home Health Agencies
Infection prevention and control in home healthcare is complex and involves the patient, family, caregivers, agency leaders and staff. Infections in the home care setting are not uncommon, yet few tools and resources existed for home health care professionals and the home health community. To help address this gap, the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network developed a Home Health Infection Prevention and Control Toolkit, in collaboration with 28 home health agencies within the 4-state region.
The Toolkit [included below] contains tools and resources to help home health agency staff, patients, families and caregivers reduce Acute Care Hospitalization (ACH) related to respiratory, urinary tract and wound infections in the home setting.
Please take a moment to offer feedback on the Toolkit. Your input is extremely valuable.
Home Health Infection Prevention Toolkit Evaluation
Adult Immunization (HHQI University course)
Immunization & Infection Prevention BPIP: Home Health Aides (HHQI)
FAQs Regarding Safe Practices for Medical Injections
Injection Safety Checklist
Patient and Family Education
Training & Education
Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary Catheter Zone Tool – (HHQI Login Required)
Home Health Aide
Protecting Patients and You! (HHQI University course)
Recognizing and Reporting Changes in Skin Conditions (HHQI University course)
Nursing Bag Technique
Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement
Traning & Education
- Utilizing Your Home Health CASPER Report in the QAPI Process: Focus Acute Care Hospitalization | 4-18-2017
- Utilizing Your Home Health CASPER Report to Succeed in a Value-Based Purchasing Environment: Focus on Immunizations | 3-21-2017
- Utilizing Agency Data to Reduce Acute Care Hospitalization: Focus Infection Control | 2-21-2017
HHQI QAPI Tools
Risk Assessment & Surveillance
Training & Education No Longer “Baptism By Fire”: Developing An Infection Control Plan in the Home Environment | 1-24-2018
Learning and Action Network
We invite you to join the Great Plains Learning and Action Network (LAN). All LAN partners will be invited to attend educational sessions on a variety of topics, have opportunities to learn from peers throughout the state and region and have access to an abundance of resources and tools. The LAN is a great opportunity to get connected and demonstrate your commitment to quality improvement.