CLI: Prevention & Control

What is STEGH doing to improve patient safety?

STEGH is participating in the VAP CLI Canadian ICU collaborative. This collaborative involves hospitals across Canada who by using and sharing evidence based learning has developed key methods aimed at reducing central line infections.

STEGH continues to implement the ‘Just Clean Your Hands’ hand hygiene program through out the hospital. We audit our compliance with this program and share the results with staff so that we can identify any areas of improvement.

What can patients do to help reduce their chances of infection?

Patients should always follow instructions given to them by your health care team.

Frequent hand cleaning is another way to prevent the spread of infection. Hand hygiene involves everyone in the hospital, including patients.

More patient-specific information is available at:

Reference

For more information about the importance of good hand hygiene practices, read about the Clean Hands Protect Lives campaign.