Monday, November 4, 2013

Organizational Culture and Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention and the Ivory Tower of Implementation
Evidence based infection prevention initiatives may take hold in one institution yet may fail to do so in another. The concept of organizational culture (''the way things are done around here'') may come into play.

Organizational culture, explored in this article, can be equally as difficult to define as it is to change.

There is no one best approach to implementing infection prevention across a healthcare system. The process takes patience and is dependent upon the quality of the data, the organization's mission, education, marketing, champions, facilitators, measurement and feedback.  

We recently explore this theme in a publication titled Pushing Beyond Resistors and Constipators: Implementation Considerations for Infection Prevention Best Practices.

The paper will soon be published in Current Infectious Diseases Reports.

Stay tuned

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