management or leaders in healthcare facilities
Running Head: CAPSTONE PROJECT 1
CAPSTONE PROJECT 3
Capstone Project Summary
The project research will focus on infection control and prevention in health care facilities to help them achieve effective implementation of the infection control and prevention program. Hospital-acquired infections are one of the main concerns that worry clinicians and the patients admitted to the hospital (Mehta et al. 2014). In consideration of the mortality rate and the increased length of admission days and hospital costs, it is important to implement infection control and prevention programs to make hospitals infection-free facilities (Arefian, Vogel, Kwetkat & Hartmann, 2016). This capstone project’s main objective is to use evidence-based clinical practices strategy to find measures in healthcare facilities leadership that can assist in infection control and prevention program. The project’s purpose will be to reduce challenges the healthcare sanitation staff faces in the process of infection control and prevention through the assistance of the management or leaders in healthcare facilities. This project’s topic falls under leadership since it is the responsibility of healthcare facility management to ensure that there are proper sanitation and infection control programs.
The interventions implemented in the project are also leadership-based since they will mainly involve implementing administrative measures to ensure that there are proper infection control and prevention programs in healthcare facilities. Some of the administrative measures include implementing policies for reducing contamination sources and ensuring enough workforce in the infection control team. It is anticipated that through spreading the strategies of infection control and prevention with the leadership’s assistance in healthcare facilities, the increasing rate of hospital-acquired infection will reduce, and there will be better sanitation management in healthcare facilities (Bert, Giacomelli, Ceresetti & Zotti, 2019).
Arefian, H., Vogel, M., Kwetkat, A., & Hartmann, M. (2016). Economic evaluation of interventions for the prevention of hospital-acquired infections: a systematic review. PloS one, 11(1), e0146381.
Bert, F., Giacomelli, S., Ceresetti, D., & Zotti, C. M. (2019). World Health Organization framework: multimodal hand hygiene strategy in Piedmont (Italy) health care facilities. Journal of Patient Safety, 15(4), 317.
Mehta, Y., Gupta, A., Todi, S., Myatra, S. N., Samaddar, D. P., Patil, V., … & Ramasubban, S. (2014). Guidelines for the prevention of hospital-acquired infections. Indian journal of critical care medicine: peer-reviewed, official publication of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, 18(3), 149.