Project JOINTS Free Call Series
Join IHI for free calls with Project JOINTS faculty, participants, and guests to discuss how to sustain effective implementation of interventions to prevent surgical site infection for hip and knee arthroplasty.
"The [Project JOINTS] calls were the best. Listening to what other people were doing and hearing about their struggles taught us so much. It was nice to have all that discussion [and get] all that input. Knowing that IHI and the people on the calls knew what they were talking about made it easier to go back to my team and say, 'I think we should try this.'"
Karen Tanner, RN
Orthopedic Service Line and Bariatric Surgery Program Coordinator
Mercy Medical Center
Call Series Schedule
Goals of the Project JOINTS Call Series
Introduce the recommended interventions to prevent surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients undergoing hip and knee arthroplasty
Provide the evidence and business case for adopting these interventions
Offer implementation support to participating hospitals and surgeons' offices, including guidance from faculty and experienced organizations.
Hospital staff (surgeons, OR management and staff, quality directors, infection prevention, microbiology nurses, administrators)
Orthopaedic surgeons' office staff
At the end of the Project JOINTS Call Series, each participant will be able to:
Define the recommended interventions to prevent SSIs in patients undergoing hip and knee arthroplasty.
Develop a specific plan for implementing the evidence-based interventions.
Identify three specific change ideas to begin testing within their organization to enhance adoption (or spread) of each of the recommended interventions.