Patient safety tool: CDC offers TAP report resources to assist HAI prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a targeted assessment for prevention report function available for National Healthcare Safety Network users looking to identify healthcare facilities with high rates of healthcare-associated infections.

The CDC developed the TAP strategy to help individuals compare rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infections, Clostridium difficile infections and central line-associated bloodstream infections at different hospitals and facilities.

The tool can also help hospital and facility staff decide where to target their HAI prevention efforts.

Facility user directions for the TAP report function in the NHSN application are available and can be accessed here. Training slides for running TAP reports the NHSN application can be found here.

Note: View our database providing more than 150 reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.



More patient safety tools:
Patient safety tool: Patient quarantine decision tool
Patient safety tool: Halyard Health's hand hygiene posters
Patient safety tool: CDC videos on Ebola preparedness in the ED

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