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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

Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 4 and 5

Morning

Coaching Calls for Hospital STRIVE Teams
Participating hospitals will each have a 30-minute check-in call with state project leads to review their data, action plans and next steps.

Dec. 7

1:00 p.m.

Learning Action Forum
Topic:  CDI Testing

Jan. 11 1:00 p.m.

Learning Action Forum
Topic:  TBA

Feb. 27 11:00 a.m.

Learning Action Forum
Topic:  TBA

March 7, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Kansas STRIVE Meeting
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport
Registration will open in January.

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.