Response to my peer Nancy Foulk-TOPIC 3 DQ 2

Response to my peer Nancy Foulk-TOPIC 3 DQ 2

Topic 3 DQ 2
Jul 18-22, 2022
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes a list of health carResponse to my peer Nancy Foulk-TOPIC 3 DQ 2e-acquired conditions (HACs) that reasonably could have been prevented through the application of risk management strategies. Response to my peer Nancy Foulk-TOPIC 3 DQ 2

What actions has your health care organization (or have health care organizations in general) implemented to manage or prevent these “never events” from happening within their health care facilities? Support your response with a minimum of two peer-reviewed articles.

Nancy Foulk
Posted Date

Jul 18, 2022, 9:17 AM

As we all know, healthcare-acquired infections are a major source of mortality in healthcare and have a negative effect on hospital systems. The World Health Organization (WHO, 2018) and other researchers report that 7% of patients in high-income economies and 10% in emerging and developing economies acquire at least one type of HCAIs, and of these patients, 10% die. Response to my peer Nancy Foulk-TOPIC 3 DQ 2

In the organization in which I work as well as globally, these recommendations can help prevent healthcare-acquired infections.

Handwashing has regained importance in the current global COVID‐19 pandemic. This is a simple procedure; it is one of the most important protections against the transmission of disease-producing pathogens. Response to my peer Nancy Foulk-TOPIC 3 DQ 2

Maintaining strict environmental hygiene is an essential component of preventing and controlling infections, especially in HCAIs. Microbes live on surfaces that are not regularly cleaned and can infect immune-compromised patients. (Hague, et al, 2020)

Public health surveillance is defined as the ongoing systematic collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of data regarding a health-related event for use in public health action to reduce morbidity and mortality and improve health. (Hague, et al, 2020) Response to my peer Nancy Foulk-TOPIC 3 DQ 2

Prophylactic infection prevention, particularly for surgery-related issues, is aimed at improving health outcomes in relation to surgical infection-related management. (Hague, et al, 2020)

We all play a role in protecting our patients from diseases and infections that can be avoided. It can cost our patients their lives.



Haque, M., McKimm, J., Sartelli, M., Dhingra, S., Labricciosa, F. M., Islam, S., Jahan, D., Nusrat, T., Chowdhury, T. S., Coccolini, F., Iskandar, K., Catena, F., & Charan, J. (2020). Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: A Narrative Overview. Risk management and healthcare policy, 13, 1765–1780.


World Health Organization. Managing epidemics: key facts about major deadly diseases. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2018. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO Available from Accessed July, 13, 2022



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