Project Details


though facilities are required to have infection control staff, only 3 percent have taken a basic infection control course. Significant research has focused on infection control in the acute care setting. However, little is known about the implementation of practices and effective interventions in long-term care facilities. We propose an intervention utilizing Project ECHO, an evidence-based telehealth model, to connect Penn State University experts with remote nursing home staff and administrators to proactively support evidence-based infection control guideline implementation. Project ECHO uses case-based, collaborative learning to support discussion of learners’ challenges and barriers to guideline implementation. The model’s explosive growth to 240 institutions nationally positions ECHO for outstanding responsiveness in a pandemic. Our study seeks to answer the critical research question of how evidence-based infection control guidelines can be implemented effectively in nursing homes.
Effective start/end date1/1/2012/31/23


  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute: $2,542,028.00


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