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Maintain the Gain: Program to Sustain Performance Improvement in Environmental Cleaning

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 May 2016

Mark E. Rupp*
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska Department of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Theresa Fitzgerald
Affiliation:
Department of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Lee Sholtz
Affiliation:
Department of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Elizabeth Lyden
Affiliation:
Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Philip Carling
Affiliation:
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
*
985400 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-5400 (merupp@unmc.edu).

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Sustaining performance is a difficult and often overlooked aspect of quality improvement and implementation science. Over a 4-year period, we observed that monthly feedback of performance data in face-to-face meetings with frontline personnel was crucial in maintaining environmental-cleaning effectiveness in adult critical care units.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;35(7):866–868

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© 2014 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved.

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