Inconsistent implementation of proven infection prevention and control measures
Lack of top level commitment to infection control – The experts observed that the Institutions that are most successful are the ones that have a top-down mandate.
In many hospitals, it’s difficult for the IP to get the support and resources needed to be able to implement HAI prevention programs, especially if that support requires an expenditure of money.
Many hospitals have yet to implement an HAI reporting system due to challenges # 2 and 3, even though there are mandatory reporting requirements
Hospitals not adhering to CDC’s definitions of infections, for example SSIs and VAP
IPs face the challenge of staying abreast of newly published infection prevention data and how this data is used in decisions about what should become standard clinical practice.