Utilizing and Developing Evidence: Central Line Infection Reduction in a Critical Care Environment

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164186
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Utilizing and Developing Evidence: Central Line Infection Reduction in a Critical Care Environment
Author(s):
Earhart, Ann; Meyer, Jeannette
Author Details:
Ann Earhart, MSN, CRNI, CNS, Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa, Arizona, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Jeannette Meyer, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS, PCCN
Abstract:
Purpose: Describe the impact of Institute for Healthcare Improvement central lines bundles in decreasing central line infection. Discuss methods created and implemented for the utilization of these bundles at a metropolitan medical/surgical critical care unit. Significance: Implementation of Institute for Healthcare Improvement bundles in the critical care environment have improved central line outcomes. Background/Design: Elevated central line infection rates necessitated a root-case analysis and implementation of evidence-based practice standards. Methods: National Institute of Health Services (NIHS) benchmarks were utilized. Initial data was gathered about the nature of central line infections via a Central Line Audit Tool. Interventions based on this audit included the initiation of an Insertion Safety Checklist and the development of a Central Line Necessity assessment tool. Findings: Eight months without a central line infection and a decrease in unnecessary lines (based on criteria) from 12% to 1-4%. Conclusions: Institute for Healthcare improvement guidelines, when utilized in creative ways specific to an institution's culture, can improve outcomes. Implications for Practice: CNSs must assess and integrate national guidelines into the existing practice environment.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality, held February 28-March 1 in Phoenix, Arizona, 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_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUtilizing and Developing Evidence: Central Line Infection Reduction in a Critical Care Environmenten_GB
dc.contributor.authorEarhart, Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Jeannetteen_US
dc.author.detailsAnn Earhart, MSN, CRNI, CNS, Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa, Arizona, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Jeannette Meyer, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS, PCCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164186-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Describe the impact of Institute for Healthcare Improvement central lines bundles in decreasing central line infection. Discuss methods created and implemented for the utilization of these bundles at a metropolitan medical/surgical critical care unit. Significance: Implementation of Institute for Healthcare Improvement bundles in the critical care environment have improved central line outcomes. Background/Design: Elevated central line infection rates necessitated a root-case analysis and implementation of evidence-based practice standards. Methods: National Institute of Health Services (NIHS) benchmarks were utilized. Initial data was gathered about the nature of central line infections via a Central Line Audit Tool. Interventions based on this audit included the initiation of an Insertion Safety Checklist and the development of a Central Line Necessity assessment tool. Findings: Eight months without a central line infection and a decrease in unnecessary lines (based on criteria) from 12% to 1-4%. Conclusions: Institute for Healthcare improvement guidelines, when utilized in creative ways specific to an institution's culture, can improve outcomes. Implications for Practice: CNSs must assess and integrate national guidelines into the existing practice environment.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:43:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:43:38Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Qualityen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality, held February 28-March 1 in Phoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
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.en_US
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