Universal ICU Decolonization: An Enhanced Protocol

Appendix A. Flow Chart for Implementing Universal Decolonization

Steps for Implementing Universal Decolonization: 1. Assess the quality of the evidence and the need for intervention. 2. Decision to adopt Universal ICU Decolonization per REDUCE MRSA Trial. 3. Consider intervention scope across adult ICUs. 4. Assess timing of intervention and elements of provided protocol. 5. Garner institutional support from key stakeholders. 6. Identify physician and nursing champions for each participating ICU. 7. Finalize protocol and obtain committee approval. 8. Set launch date, stock product, and address compatibility issues. 9. Education and training. 10. Assess adherence and impact.

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Internet Citation: Appendix A. Flow Chart for Implementing Universal Decolonization. Content last updated September 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/universal_icu_decolonization/universal-icu-apa.html