HHS unveils interactive training tool to prevent HAIs

The Department of Health and Human Services today released Partnering to Heal – an online video training program to help new and experienced health care personnel, patients and families prevent healthcare-associated infections. The interactive program promotes a team-based approach to reducing preventable infections by allowing viewers to assume the role of one of five characters who can make decisions that impact health risks in a hospital, view the results of those decisions and learn from the outcomes. The training is designed to increase knowledge, alter attitudes, and shift the behaviors of clinicians and patients by focusing on principles of teamwork, communication, hand washing, flu vaccination, and the appropriate use of antibiotics and medical devices. To access the training and facilitator’s guide, visit http://www.hhs.gov/partneringtoheal.

05-15-2011 03:53 (EDT)