STRIVE - States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement
More than 20 Kansas hospitals participated in the final cohort of STRIVE, a patient safety improvement program for hospitals working to improve general infection prevention and control practices. The 12-month program for acute care hospitals and LTACHs began June 2017.
STRIVE was a national initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and administered by the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET). Hospitals collaborated to work on practices to reduce healthcare-associated infections, such as Clostridium difficile infections (CDI), central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia.
State partners in this initiative included Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, Kansas Foundation for Medical Care and the Kansas Department of Health & Environment.
For more information, webinar recordings, online learning modules and more, visit the national STRIVE website at www.hret.org/quality/projects/strive.shtml.