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TGH Prevention Response Outreach (TPRO) is a consulting service provided by Tampa General Hospital that will offer the hospital’s expertise in infection prevention to organizations in Tampa Bay and beyond. This service will allow businesses, attractions, and other organizations to benefit from the advice of some of Florida’s top infection prevention experts, including leaders of the hospital’s Infection Prevention team, Infectious Disease physicians from the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, and TGH’s private practice physicians who specialize in infectious disease.


Healthcare Facilities

TPRO is dedicated to providing infection prevention guidance to long-term care facilities, nursing homes, dentist offices, physician offices, veterinary clinics, and other healthcare facilities. Our subject matter experts can assist your organization in developing infection prevention policies and procedures. In addition, training can be provided to your staff regarding appropriate infection prevention and control practices for patients and staff. Additional areas that we provide support for include (but are not limited to): 

  • Management of bloodborne pathogens

  • Ensure appropriate supply and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand hygiene tools 

  • Early detection/management of potentially infectious individuals

  • Healthcare-associated infection surveillance

  • Exposure control plan

  • Safe injection practices

  • High-level/low-level disinfection

  • Multidrug resistant organism prevention and control

  • Clostridioides difficile prevention and control

  • Clinic design

  • Device bundles


Non-Healthcare Facilities


TPRO provides infectious disease and infection prevention guidance to facilities such as schools, daycare facilities, restaurants and catering organizations, office buildings, museums, athletic organizations, and more. With our subject matter experts, we can assist your company in developing infection prevention policies and procedures. In addition, training can be provided to your staff regarding appropriate infection prevention and control practices for various work arenas. Additional areas we can provide support include but are not limited to:

  • Virtual or in-person tours of your facility to identify infection prevention deficiencies and provide recommendations based on best practices. 

  • Assess existing mechanical ventilation capabilities with our industrial hygiene team.

  • Provide infectious disease education via several mediums:

    • Live online webinars

    • In-person education

    • Quarterly newsletters

The cost and scope of services will be customized to each request. Businesses can learn more by filling out this form or calling 813-660 – TPRO.

 

Client Testimonials

"TPRO has been an invaluable partner for Tampa Preparatory School. From the outset, TPRO accomplished a number of important things. First, TPRO took the time to learn who we are as a school community. They listened to our story and from that tailored there guidance to our unique capabilities and unique needs. TPRO professionalism, attention to detail and candor is second to none. What has stood out to Tampa Preparatory School has been the personalized nature of the work with TPRO. We could not be more pleased, nor have a better experience."

- Kevin M. Plummer, Head of School, Tampa Preparatory School

 "The expertise and knowledge shared during the TPRO certification process helped The Florida Aquarium safely reopen to the public. In addition, their ongoing knowledge sharing has ensured the Aquarium continues to operate at the highest level of safety. Tampa General Hospital and USF Health have made the Aquarium better through this process and for that, we could not be more thankful!"

- Andy Wood, Chief Operating Officer, The Florida Aquarium

 "We appreciated TGH’s advice and guidance as we navigated through the ambiguity in the early days of the pandemic. With the credibility that the TGH team provided, we were able to implement practices for our employees to follow that have allowed us to maintain our operations and keep employees healthy."

- Archie Collins, President and Chief Operating Officer, Tampa Electric