Over half (57%)1 of residents in skilled nursing facilities are colonized with multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs). Contact between residents and healthcare personnel (HCP) during resident care tasks contributes to MDRO transmission. As part of the Prevention Epicenter of Emory and Collaborating Healthcare Facilities, we are identifying HCP-led interventions that could reduce the transmission of MDROs in skilled nursing facilities. Utilizing a mixed-methods approach, we seek to identify common barriers to performing critical resident care tasks (e.g., bed bathing and toileting) and strategies to manage them. Simulations will be used to assess gaps in infection prevention and control practices and identify targets for intervention.
• High-Fidelity Simulation
• Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
1Mody, L., Foxman, B., Bradley, S., McNamara, S., Lansing, B., Gibson, K., … & Min, L. (2018). Longitudinal assessment of multidrug-resistant organisms in newly admitted nursing facility patients: implications for an evolving population. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 67(6), 837-844.