The Infestation-- An Engaging Educational Approach to the Reduction of Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157044
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Infestation-- An Engaging Educational Approach to the Reduction of Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections.
Author(s):
Rutherford, David J.
Author Details:
David J. Rutherford, RN,BSN, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA, email: DRUTHER2@ohiohealth.com
Abstract:
PURPOSE: Creating a culture of quality care using best-practice techniques requires education that is not only informative, but long lasting and effective. The Infestation is a unique, interactive educational session used to raise awareness and engage the bedside nurse in the reduction of central lineûassociated blood stream infections (CLABSIs). DESCRIPTION: In February 2009 The Infestation was created to address CLABSIs in an informational, creative approach that would provide momentum toward improved quality care and infection prevention. The session was developed by a multidisciplinary team that recognized a gap in educational support in regards to CLABSIs, as well as the absence of a quality focus on the unit-six interactive stations were created for the staff. RNs "scrubbed the hub" of intravenous ports with alcohol swabs while they were timed to see what 15 seconds was really like; associates counted out play money to show how much cost is associated for patients who had acquired CLABSIs in the unit since October 2008; "Glow Germ" powder was sprinkled throughout the room and black lights were used to detect the germs they had acquired while at the symposium; and "Dress for Success" with central line insertion using Elvirus, the manikin, assisted us to demonstrate the correct universal precautions for central line insertion. Although the focus was toward the reduction of CLAB-SIs, other infection control concepts were conveyed to the staff, such as reasons for not eating or drinking in patient care areas, ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention techniques, hand hygiene standards, and customer service scripting. EVALUATION/OUTCOMES:Since The Infestation, weekly infection control rounds with peer coaching helps to maintain a CLABSI average rate of 2.66, a significant reduction from 13.43 in 2008; this is credited to increased staff awareness and focus on infection prevention. Occlusive central line dressings, sterile technique with insertion and maintenance, proper cleaning of intravenous tubing ports, daily assessment of need for line, weekly text message reminders to change central line dressings, and hand hygiene are key culture changes for the unit. This educational session remains a positive strategy for the reduction of CLABSIs and has greatly contributed to the quality care of the patient with central venous access.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
26-Oct-2011
Citation:
2010 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), e15-e28. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010866
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition
Conference Host:
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Infestation-- An Engaging Educational Approach to the Reduction of Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorRutherford, David J.en_GB
dc.author.detailsDavid J. Rutherford, RN,BSN, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA, email: DRUTHER2@ohiohealth.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157044-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: Creating a culture of quality care using best-practice techniques requires education that is not only informative, but long lasting and effective. The Infestation is a unique, interactive educational session used to raise awareness and engage the bedside nurse in the reduction of central lineûassociated blood stream infections (CLABSIs). DESCRIPTION: In February 2009 The Infestation was created to address CLABSIs in an informational, creative approach that would provide momentum toward improved quality care and infection prevention. The session was developed by a multidisciplinary team that recognized a gap in educational support in regards to CLABSIs, as well as the absence of a quality focus on the unit-six interactive stations were created for the staff. RNs "scrubbed the hub" of intravenous ports with alcohol swabs while they were timed to see what 15 seconds was really like; associates counted out play money to show how much cost is associated for patients who had acquired CLABSIs in the unit since October 2008; "Glow Germ" powder was sprinkled throughout the room and black lights were used to detect the germs they had acquired while at the symposium; and "Dress for Success" with central line insertion using Elvirus, the manikin, assisted us to demonstrate the correct universal precautions for central line insertion. Although the focus was toward the reduction of CLAB-SIs, other infection control concepts were conveyed to the staff, such as reasons for not eating or drinking in patient care areas, ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention techniques, hand hygiene standards, and customer service scripting. EVALUATION/OUTCOMES:Since The Infestation, weekly infection control rounds with peer coaching helps to maintain a CLABSI average rate of 2.66, a significant reduction from 13.43 in 2008; this is credited to increased staff awareness and focus on infection prevention. Occlusive central line dressings, sterile technique with insertion and maintenance, proper cleaning of intravenous tubing ports, daily assessment of need for line, weekly text message reminders to change central line dressings, and hand hygiene are key culture changes for the unit. This educational session remains a positive strategy for the reduction of CLABSIs and has greatly contributed to the quality care of the patient with central venous access.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:22:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-26en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:22:18Z-
dc.identifier.citation2010 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), e15-e28. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010866en_GB
dc.conference.date2010en_GB
dc.conference.nameNational Teaching Institute and Critical Care Expositionen_GB
dc.conference.hostAmerican Association of Critical-Care Nursesen_GB
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., USAen_GB
dc.identifier.citation2010 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), e15-e28. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010866en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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