BD will launch its quality improvement program, BD “Power in Prevention” at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) annual conference being held in Boston from April 1 – 5.
The BD Power in Prevention program leverages critical insights from the company’s Focus on Quality Care program, which since its inauguration in 2012, has conducted more than 20,000 observations at more than 800 facilities in the field of infection prevention. The newly established BD Power in Prevention program builds on BD’s heritage of minimizing the risks of infection to help standardize processes and promote high-quality outcomes for optimal patient care. Led by a team of clinicians and product experts, this unique program uses a comprehensive quantitative process to identify potential risks for infections and provides evidence-based infection control strategies for specific areas of quality improvement in skin preparation, hair removal, surgical instrument care and handling and hand-hygiene. Facilities participating in the BD Power in Prevention program recognized tangible results includingi a 50 percent increase in compliance to manufacturers’ directions for skin prep as well as a 20 percent reduction in practice variability.