Services

The HAI/AR program provides services to assist healthcare facilities in their infection prevention and control and antimicrobial stewardship efforts. To request or ask questions about any of the services listed below, contact the HAI/AR program at HAI.PDPH@phila.gov or 215-685-4501.  


Infection Control Consultations

Performed by experienced infection preventionists, these on-site consultations will help providers identify specific areas for improvement across various infection control domains. We will use the Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICAR) tools by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a basis for the consultations; however, the visits can be tailored to address any concerns that the facility may have.


Outbreak Investigation and Management Support

In addition to providing facilities with case definitions and line list templates to help identify and track infectious disease outbreaks, the HAI/AR Program staff is available for consultation on outbreak management strategies. Our goal is to help the facility implement effective interventions to limit the extent and duration of an outbreak in the facility.


Targeted Assessment for Prevention Assessments

The Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) Strategy, developed by the CDC, uses data for action to prevent healthcare-associated infections. For facilities participating in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), NHSN data can be used to identify areas with excess infections. PDPH will provide the facility with a staff survey to identify gaps in knowledge of infection prevention practices and targets for improvement. For facilities that do not participate in NHSN, the survey can be used as a stand-alone tool. PDPH will analyze the survey data and provide the facility with customized feedback reports that can be used to develop quality improvement projects and education materials.The survey data is non-identifiable and will be kept confidential.

 

Customized Antibiotic Stewardship Commitment Posters
Commitment posters have been shown in studies to help promote antibiotic stewardship amongst clinicians and also serve to educate patients on appropriate antibiotic use. By displaying a practice-specific poster, providers can demonstrate their commitment to using antibiotics appropriately. We can provide your facility with a personalized poster (with provider photos and signatures) in a PDF format and a limited number of printed and laminated copies for display in your practice or facility’s patient care areas.

 

Coming Soon! - Long Term Care Infection Prevention Group and In-Services/Lectures