Urrent National Safety Goals: Why were they implemented and what have they achieved?

The emphasis is on the Preventing Healthcare-Associated InfectionsGoal.

It is specifically stated as:

Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections
-Wash or sanitize* your hands before & after patient contact (*Sanitizers are not effective on C. diff)
-Educate patients and family and use evidence based practices to reduce Multi-drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO), Central-Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI), Surgical Site Infections (SSI), & Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)

The number of sources is AT LEAST one peer-reviewed article, you can supplement as needed with any other reputable sources.