Health care-associated infections (HAI) are a threat to patient safety. The Infection Prevention and Control Plan at CHI Health Nebraska Heart is an organization-wide program that requires all personnel to be fully engaged and committed to improve outcomes and meet patient safety initiatives.
Our philosophy uses a comprehensive plan that incorporates surveillance and implementation of control measures to prevent and reduce health care-associated infections. CHI Health Nebraska Heart utilizes the knowledge gained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from surveillance, outbreak investigation, and research to detect infections and develop new strategies to prevent HAI’s. Public health action by the CDC and other health care partners has led to improvements in clinical practice, medical procedures, and the ongoing development of evidence-based infection guidance and prevention successes.