AHRQ Toolkit for Decolonization of Non-ICU Patients with Devices

Published: 03/25/2022

  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has published a new toolkit that provides hospital infection prevention programs with a roadmap to implement topical decolonization for adult non-ICU patients who have selected medical devices.

The toolkit is based upon materials successfully used in the Active Bathing to Eliminate (ABATE) Infection Trial, which was conducted in 53 community hospitals in HCA Healthcare (formerly Hospital Corporation of America). The ABATE Infection Trial f

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