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ABILITY INFECTIONWATCH

ABILITY INFECTIONWATCH®

Infection surveillance & antibiotic reporting

Get the tools you need to improve infection surveillance, get a broader overview of antibiotic use and meet CMS requirements. ABILITY INFECTIONWATCH helps skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to quickly identify problem areas, outline efforts to reduce antibiotic resistance and improve resident outcomes.

Advantages to your organization

Streamline infection surveillance

Quickly identify infection-related sentinel events, evaluate when McGeer criteria are met and detect outbreaks

Enhance antibiotic stewardship

Track antimicrobial resistance patterns, identify nosocomial infections and flag adverse drug events

Achieve regulatory compliance

Access tools to ease the state-mandated reporting process for infections

ABILITY INFECTIONWATCH

In addition to providing SNFs optimized infection surveillance and antibiotic stewardship capabilities, ABILITY INFECTIONWATCH also helps facilities focus on prevention, intervention and performance improvement. User alerts and notifications ensure timely interventions.

See how ABILITY INFECTIONWATCH can help you slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Monitor and track resident infection rates over selected time periods to identify trends

  • View an interactive infection map to see where and when infections occur in your facility to detect potential clusters

  • Receive customizable notifications when thresholds are met or symptoms match current infections in the facility

  • Identify potential cases of antimicrobial resistance, track targeted infections, and monitor and report adverse events

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Frequently Asked Questions

Would this be able to help us identify where an infection originated in our facility?

Yes! ABILITY INFECTIONWATCH makes it easier and more accurate to identify and track infections. With this application, you no longer have to mark places on a printed map – you can instead use an interactive, customizable infection map to see where and when infections occur and start taking appropriate precautions.

How can this help us fight infections?

ABILITY INFECTIONWATCH standardizes the documentation and reporting of infections. It helps ensure all staff is aware of an infection and that all infections are tracked in the same manner. Additionally, it provides detailed reporting on infection rate by census, line listing, community- vs. healthcare-acquired infections and more.

Would this be able to help us demonstrate compliance with Antibiotic Stewardship and Requirements of Participation?

Yes! ABILITY INFECTIONWATCH has three reports that work together to give you a comprehensive view of antibiotic stewardship. Combined, these reports show: antibiotics that were not effective; antibiotics that caused adverse reactions by count and type of reaction; your facility’s overall antibiotic usage by prescriber, reaction, effectiveness and more.

Can this help us meet NHSN and McGeer criteria?

Yes! ABILITY INFECTIONWATCH takes the guesswork out of determining if McGeer criteria is met when logging new infections in the facility. It standardizes the collection of clinical information to assess and log precautions, treatments and outcomes – all within the application, eliminating the need for the manual work that can cause mistakes.

 

Additional resources

Knowledge is power! Check out this additional content for insight about how your organization can benefit from ABILITY software.​