Unified Infection Prevention: The Key to Targeting Zero Healthcare Associated Infections

Infection preventionists face a challenging and often times daunting task meeting the day-to-day regulatory requirements for public reporting of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The most successful approach for reducing the transmission of infection is a multi-discipline infection prevention program that applies the latest evidence-based standards and includes ongoing monitoring and training. This article provides a blueprint for an effective infection prevention program that will protect patients, visitors and the healthcare providers involved in the daily care of patients.