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Infection Reduction in ICU: A hypothesis based on Kato’s 5 Step Up Model.
**1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST**

Kevin Little is helping Dr Paulo Borem who leads an ‘about to be live’ project with a network of public hospitals in Brazil. The project goal is to reduce infections in 200 ICUs by a factor of 2, then maintain performance. Following learning of the philosophies and principles of the Kato 5 Step Up model, Kevin’s original hypothesis was modified. It is now ‘If we adapt Mr. Kato’s model to the ICU setting, then (1) we will have a way to meet our challenge; (2) development of standardized work around infection prevention offers a foundation for other aspects of ICU care.’ They have realized that starting with Step Up 1 (Work Standards) is key.
In this webinar Kevin will discuss how learning of the Step Up model adjusted the hypothesis, and why. In particular Kevin will:
• Detail the project overall – the goal, who’s involved and the original hypothesis.
• Provide a quick refresher on the Step Up model in particular Step Up 1 principles.
• Illustrate how and why this thinking adjusted the hypothesis to where they are now.

Note: This webinar sets a platform for Kevin to come back and tell us what actually happened! So look at this at PART 1 with a VERY insightful PART 2 to come at a later date!

Bio: Kevin Little, Ph.D. (statistics) works as an Improvement Advisor with various organizations, helping improve operations and outcomes. The past 20 years, his work has focused on healthcare. Paulo Borem, MD, has served as a Patient Safety Officer, Improvement Advisor, and directed multiple improvement collaboratives. He is currently a senior director at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Mar 30, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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