What is the EvSOP Playbook?
The mission of the Environmental Services Optimization Playbook (EvSOP©) Program is multi-faceted. It provides programs designed to support reliable standardization of evidence-based practices for environmental cleaning and disinfection of healthcare, hospitality, and other industries to improve the lives and work environments of people.
The EvSOP© Playbook is provided at no cost and is an Internet-available, self-directed, multi-disciplinary program which does not endorse products by brand name, but will recommend product types based upon independent scientific testing outcomes. EvSOP© recommends the training and leadership guidelines of many forward-thinking healthcare organizations and allied organizations. EvSOP© recommendation of the expertise of such organizations is not an implied or expressed endorsement or affiliation with any organization.
The EvSOP Vision
The vision of EvSOP© is to assist in the collaborative improvement of healthcare delivery. Improvements in healthcare environmental services and infection prevention department operations, patient environments, and patient outcomes based upon the healthcare industry best practices, results from scientific research and endeavor. Implementation of environmental services and infection prevention practices, to the greatest extent possible, in other non-healthcare sectors will have a direct benefit to them. EvSOP© promotes the development of a professional mindset for continuous readiness and adaptations to meet management, staff, and customer needs and expectations.
EvSOP© will accomplish its mission and fulfill its vision by providing practical, employee-centered, and outcomes-based information and training that emanates from scientific research.
The EvSOP Purpose
The primary purpose of EvSOP© is to support reliable design (standardization of evidence-based practices) for environmental cleaning and disinfection in healthcare facilities -- in alignment with recognized and accepted industry standards -- to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
The EvSOP Project
This project will involve testing and enhancement of a Playbook designed to serve as a guide to improvement/enhancement of EVS processes and outcomes. After an initial self-assessment to identify facility specific opportunity areas, the Playbook will be used by each of the selected hospital/study sites over the course of three to six months for each.
The Playbook is a four-step improvement plan which begins with a self-assessment, and a kick-off meeting to engage all stakeholders, followed by regular team meetings to facilitate complete implementation of the Playbook tailored according to the specific self-assessment/gap analysis at each study site/hospital. At the end of the project for study site, an exit conference will be scheduled to review progress and plan for sustaining gains. An advisory panel will provide support for the hospital/study site and provide input on the Playbook. Where permitted, press releases will be planned in collaboration with the study sites. In addition, with input from all project members, and hospital contacts, conference presentations will be developed, in addition to submission of papers to peer-reviewed journals and trade journals. The Playbook will remain before, during and after the project, open access for all in environmental services and infection prevention communities.
EvSOP Advisory Board
Aaron Jett, CMIP, T-CHEST/CSCT, CSP, VPEI, WACH; clinical solutions manager for Cintas Corporation
John Scherberger, BS, FAHE, T-CSCT, VPEI; principal and owner of Healthcare Risk Mitigation
Paul J. Pearce, PhD; CEO of Nova Biologicals, Pearce Foundation for Scientific Endeavors
EvSOP Advisory Council
Allyson Luva, MSN, BSN, RN, CIC
Ashley Kelly, Kaiser
Becky Walker, South Carolina Department of Health
Bhushan Shelat, Stanford Medical Center
William Rutala, PhD, MPD, CIC
Buffy Lloyd-Krejci, DrPH, CIC, RN, IPC Well founder/owner
Caroline Haggerty, RN, MSN, MBA
Denise Graham, DDG & Associates
Doe Kley, RN, CIC
Fabiola Demuth, MSN, RN, CIC, CMIP, Tennessee Department of Health
Flash Fiegel, EVS divisional director, Common Spirit Health
Hillary Feder, BS, MSA; founder/CEO, AskHillarys
Jake Poore, president, Integrated Loyalty Systems
Jason Dunson, AdventHealth
Jeff Barna, director of support services, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Jenny Bender, CIC, infection preventionist
Jim Gauthier, CIC, senior clinical advisor, Diversey
Kay C. Carl, RN, BS, infection preventionist
Keith H. St. John, MT(ASCP), MS, CIC, FAPIC; vice president of clinical affairs, PDI
Kelly Griswold, regional training manager, Xanitos Inc.
Kelly M. Pyrek, editor and publisher, Healthcare Hygiene magazine and CEO of Keystone Media Inc.
Kim Delahanty, RN, BSN, PHN, MBA/HCM, CIC, FAPIC
Kirk Huslage, MSPH, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC
Lea Beach, T-CHEST, CHESP,,M-CSCT; EVS director, Mercy Health Janesville
Loretta Fauerbach, MS, FSHEA, CIC, Fauerbach & Associates Infection Prevention
Lori Grooms, system IP director, OSF Health
Lynne Sehulster, PhD, M(ASCP), CMIP, health scientist/environmental infection prevention (Retired)
Maureen Spencer, MEd, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC
Michael Ackerman, DNS, RN, FCCM, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN
Michael Overcash, PhD; developer of national research program for life-cycle inventory and sustainability research
Nicolas Abella, DNP, MBA, RN, CCRN; senior director of infection prevention, CHS
Peter Harmon, BA; regional manager, Trinity Health
Robert Rogers, Vanderbilt University Health
Robert Tussey, T-CSCT, EVS system director, CSH
Sara Townsend, CIC, MS-HQS; infection preventionist, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Scott Beaton, MBA, national manager, Kaiser Permanente
Sue Barnes, RN, CIC, FAPIC, consultant
Syed A. Sattar, MSc, Dip. Bact, MS, PhD, RM (CCM), FAAM; professor emeritus, University of Ottawa
Tanya Henry, MPH, BS, DrPHc
Tim Livesay, system vice president of EVS, CommonSpirit Health