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The primary goal of the Infection Prevention Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center is to reduce risk of endemic and epidemic healthcare associated infections through the implementation of proactive prevention strategies, strict adherence to best practices, and ongoing education of patient care and ancillary staff.

ImPRINT, the summer Infection Prevention Intensive for our incoming provider and nursing staff has launched! You can view the full Infection Prevention website located on the UMMC intranet.

Content by week:

WEEK 1: Hand hygiene, PPE, Equipment disinfection

WEEK 2: CHG bathing, MRSA decolonization, Oral care

WEEK 3: CLABSI Insertion & Maintenance

WEEK 4: CLABSI Maintenance & RCA

WEEK 5: Blood & Urine Cultures

WEEK 6: CAUTI Catheter indications

WEEK 7: CAUTI Prevention

WEEK 8: Pneumonia, Skin Prep, Surgical Scrub, Sterile Supplies

WEEK 9: Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) Appropriate Testing

WEEK 10: Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) Results Interpretation