Jason Lempp, MPH, CIC
Quality Improvement Consultant
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Infection Preventionists at Critical Access Hospitals….the EQuIP Training and Development Program is for you!
Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) have unique needs. The Infection Preventionist (IP) is often appointed to the role with limited training, wears many hats, has few internal resources and is often the only infection control resource for the whole community.
The EQuIP (Education, Quality, and Infection Prevention) Program’s purpose is to equip staff in small, rural, and critical access hospitals to improve quality and safety through education, support, and access to customizable tools, templates, sample policies, and other resources.
It provides web-based learning modules, access to experienced Infection Preventionists and mentors, collaborative improvement and benchmarking for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), and downloadable tools, templates, sample policies, and other important resources.
The EQUIP Program is offered at no cost to participating hospitals:
The EQuIP Program was developed as a joint partnership between Qualis Health (the Washington and Idaho Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization), Washington State Department of Health, Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA), and local chapters of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC).
For more information, or to enroll, please contact Jason Lempp (whose information is in the right sidebar).