Goal 2 Educate on antibiotic use and infection prevention Not So SMART

Goal 2 educate on antibiotic use and infection

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Goal 2: Educate on antibiotic use and infection prevention Not So SMART objective 2: Reduce HAIs through better education on antibiotic use and infection prevention. Key Component Objective S pecific - What is the specific task? Have training courses tailored to specific units/departments on infection prevention to avoid HAIs. This in turn will decrease HAIs. Have 75% of healthcare staff be able to tell their peers how to reduce infections. M easurable - What are the standards, measure or parameters? Qualitative data: test their knowledge to see how much they know so the educator can stage them into an intervention cate- gory. By the end of the training courses re-rest and have increase of knowledge on HAIs by 5% Evaluation period of measure is Short Term (months), Intermediate (1-3 years), or Long Term (3 or more years)? Intermediate: evaluate to see if knowledge has been retained in the refresher course. Long term: evaluate and see if HAIs are decreasing and knowl- edge is still spreading on infection prevention and antibiotic use. A chievable - Is the task feasible? Yes, but healthcare staff might be resistant if they are forced to take a course. R ealistic - Are sufficient resources available? (Inputs from logic model) Yes and No. Providing workshops, lectures, brochures and a trained professor on the material is not hard. The problem with taking education courses in a healthcare setting is it utilizes valuable time. Time that would be spent taking care of patients. If the staff took the course after the shift ended then the facility would be utilizing another resource (money), because we would have to pay them. The question then becomes what is more valuable time or money? T ime-Bound - What are the start and end dates? Starter courses vary depending on what stage of learning and department they work for. Refresher course annually
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HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS 16 SMART objective 2: Have a qualified candidate teach courses on proper antibiotic use and infection prevention. The courses will be section specific so each lecture will be geared and tailored to that department to make sure the material is relevant and knowledge will be retained. The purpose of the courses is to have 75% of healthcare staff be able to tell their peers how to reduce HAIs. The knowledge gain will reduce HAIs and provide a safe and healthy environment for patients. Goal 3: Reduce HAIs by increasing hand hygiene compliance. Not So SMART objective 3: Measure hand hygiene compliance to reduce HAIs. Key Component Objective S pecific - What is the specific task? Use DebMEd GMS system to collect data from soap and alcohol dispensers on hand hygiene in healthcare facilities to measure hand hygiene compliance.
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