Healthcare Infection Prevention & Control
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can I contact for more information regarding partnership?
Can you tell me more about the Innovation Test Bed?
The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Innovation Test Bed maintains a robust portfolio of standing test bed sites that work together with hub sites, and ad hoc partners to discern use cases, challenges, and opportunities in the adoption of Infection Prevention and Control innovations, as well as providing iterative feedback on tools and procedures for enhanced Infection Prevention and Control. The Innovation Test Bed seeks to engage a mix of sites reflecting the diaspora of the U.S. healthcare experience, to ensure that patient and healthcare work experiences and views inform how IPC interventions can most effectively be applied in distributed, diverse settings. Click here to learn more.
What is the SLICE Tool?
The Self-Led Infection Control Evaluation (SLICE) tool, developed by the Nebraska Medical Center and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), empowers infection preventionists in small and rural acute care facilities to evaluate and strengthen their IPC programs by providing a standardized set of criteria to assess IPC programs, identifying strengths and opportunities for advancement across 14 areas of IPC practice, and providing resources. Learn more about the SLICE tool by clicking here.
What is ISTARI?
The Isolation System for Treatment and Agile Response for High-Risk Infections (ISTARI) is a revolutionary portable negative pressure containment patient care system. The ISTARI family of devices increases safety, improves quality, and reduces cost for infectious diseases by minimizing the need for personal protective equipment by wrapping the PPE around the patient decreasing the need for equipment processing and training burden. The ISTARI system addresses common infrastructure issues; the clear, flexible walls facilitate patient interaction with both providers and visitors, it is manufactured at scale, and has use cases that span from patient transport to extended use in critical care environments. Learn more by visiting the ISTARI page.