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STRIVE - States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement

More than 20 Kansas hospitals are participating in the final cohort of STRIVE, a patient safety improvement program for hospitals working to improve general infection prevention and control practices. Acute care hospitals and LTACHs are participating in this 12-month program, which began in June 2017.

STRIVE is a national initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and administered by the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET). Hospitals will collaborate to work on practices that will 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 include Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, Kansas Foundation for Medical Care and the Kansas Department of Health & Environment.


STRIVE Schedule

Links to join the webinars and to sign up for coaching calls have been emailed directly to the STRIVE Cohort 4 participants.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Date

Time

Description

Sept. 14, 15, 21, 22 and 26

Morning

Coaching Calls for Hospital STRIVE Teams

Participating hospitals will sign up for a 30-minute coaching call with state project leads to review their individualized feedback report and next steps.

Sept. 21

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Learning Action Forum #2

HRET subject matter experts will conduct an LAF for all hospitals and LTACHs participating in Cohort 4.  The discussion will focus on implementing strategies for conducting successful audits and using data to drive change.

Oct. 19

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Learning Action Forum #3

HRET  will conduct an LAF for all hospitals and LTACHs participating in Cohort 4.  The discussion will focus on prioritizing and maximizing resources, funding and staffing for successful infection prevention.

Nov. 2017 - June 2018

11:00 a.m.

Learning Action Forums

Reserve the fourth Thursday of each month for combined Cohort 3-4 LAFs with HRET. Topics to be announced.

March 7, 2018 TBA Save the date for an in-person meeting in Wichita for all Kansas hospitals participating in STRIVE Cohort 4.

For more information, webinar recordings, online learning modules and more, visit the national STRIVE website at www.hret.org/quality/projects/strive.shtml.

For more information, contact Chuck Duffield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Michele Clark, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 785-235-0763.