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ICAP (Infection Control Assessment and Promotion Program) is supported by the Nebraska DHHS HAI Program via a CDC grant. ICAP offers no cost, peer-to-peer infection control assessments and recommendations. Our team includes experienced infection preventionists, infectious disease trained medical directors, and professional educators. Please ask any questions you have about our program or infection control and prevention.

We began visits in the fall of 2015. More than 155 sites have been visited across the state of Nebraska and the team has traveled more than 38,000 miles to date. This model is unique in bringing experienced “outside eyes” to individual hospitals, long-term care centers, dialysis centers and outpatient/surgery centers in a peer-to-peer, non-regulatory format. ICAP offers resources (including educational program presentations) to mitigate any gaps identified during the assessment. You can request a visit from our team. Evidence-based best practices are shared on site, through this website, and through confidential communication after on-site assessments.

The staff links healthcare facilities across Nebraska with the latest research and best practices in infection prevention and control. Sites which have been visited have found the information useful in preparation for regulatory surveys. Our team actively supports educational programs focused on building infection prevention and control infrastructure both locally and nationally. Nebraska ICAP uses the data collected to analyze the infection control gaps. Trends can be reviewed via our publications and presentations ICAP partners with ASAP, the Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Assessment and Promotion Program, to help sites develop programs for reducing unnecessary antibiotic use with the ultimate goal of preventing antibiotic resistance.

 

Visits to Nebraska healthcare facilities since 2015 have provided valuable data and information shared nationally by Nebraska ICAP and ASAP. Follow this link to view posters and presentations addressing healthcare gaps and needs discovered during our visits across the state.

Page last reviewed: February 5, 2021