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​Customized Support for Your Infection Prevention Challenges

ECRI Institute experts will work with you to address your healthcare organization's specific needs, backed by decades of research and experience.

Benefit from our customized approach that analyzes your current culture, infrastructure, practices, and technology. Our consultants identify potential infection related vulnerabilities that may ultimately result in increased risk to your patients. You receive specific recommendations to help you address these problems and strengthen patient safety. Examples of services ECRI infection preventionists provide include:

  • Outbreak/cluster investigation
  • Infection related forensic investigation
  • Project management for intervention projects
  • Regulatory compliance assessment
  • Infection surveillance assessment/consultation
  • Technology acquisition assessment for infection prevention
  • Infection control risk assessment (ICRA) for construction

Infection Prevention and Consultation—Custom Tailored for your Individual Needs

When an outbreak, cluster or any infection related event occurs in your facility, you want to know how it occurred, the root causes, whether the event must be reported, and how to prevent recurrence. For many types of events, retaining a third-party investigator is critical to restoring operations, minimizing interdepartmental conflict, and maintaining staff confidence.

Find Answers and Prevent Recurrence

Bring systems thinking, perspective, resources, and expertise to solve your safety, quality, and risk challenges. Call (610) 825-6000, ext. 5891 or email clientservices@ecri.org.

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Our annual Top 10 lists consistently include infection prevention issues. Check out our reports for more information.

  • 2016 Top 10 Hospital C-Suite Watch List—This list discusses a blend of novel, new, and emerging technologies and technology-related issues that hospital and health system leaders should pay close attention to this year. See which issues you should keep an eye on in 2016.
  • 2016 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards—Infections from flexible endoscopes, missed alarms, and opioid-related deaths—these are just a few of the potential danger areas that loom large in healthcare. Find out what hazards made this year's list and what you can do.
  • 2016 Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns—Patient safety is a top priority for every healthcare organization, but knowing where to direct patient safety initiatives can be a daunting task. Find out which patient safety concerns can put patients at risk.

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