Infection Control Amplification in Nursing Centers (I CAN) is a program to strengthen nursing centers’ adherence to infection control practices by fostering a “see something, say something” culture, modeled by (1) a network of peer coaches responsible for observing on every unit and shift and speaking up in the moment and (2) supported by a data feedback loop.
The program targets hand hygiene, masking, and transmission-based precautions. Coaches and secret shoppers SEE infection control practices, SAY when they see lapses, and SHARE data that can be used to tailor the program’s efforts to a center’s unique needs and to inform quality improvement efforts.
This website includes information about the program, including how to get started, and for staff in each of four core roles (at right).
We need your help! I CAN is free, but we ask you to share your contact info when you begin so that we can follow-up with a brief assessment after several months.