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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182490
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Preventing Central Line Blood Stream Infections: A Multi-Prong Approach
Author(s):
Garrity, Susan
Author Details:
Susan Garrity, RN, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, Pennsylvania, USA, email: sgarrity@amh.org
Abstract:
Safe and reliable vascular access is vital to treating oncology patients. When a spike in the incidence of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) occurred on the oncology unit in September 2008 the infection control nurses and vascular educator became concerned. They formed a multidisciplinary team to review CLABSI cases from the preceding year and found that cases occurred throughout the year. To help formulate an action plan, they compared the oncology CLABSI rate to the overall hospital rate and benchmarked it against rates nationwide. They reviewed the latest evidence-based practice guidelines for preventing CLABSI and compared them to current practice. Data was presented to the direct care nurses who accepted ownership of the problem. Two practice concerns were identified as possible contributors to the infections; inexperience with central line blood draw protocols and multiple orders for blood draws throughout the day. These concerns were incorporated into a program by the vascular educator using a multi-pronged approach to reinforce best practices including in-service programs, point-of-care education, audits, competencies, skill evaluations, posters, handouts, and incentives. The incidence of CLABSI declined in the final three months of 2008, with zero bloodstream infections in December. The educational team met with the oncologists in January 2009 to present CLABSI data and lobby for a reduced number of laboratory orders. The oncologists graciously agreed to limit the laboratory orders. Application of new knowledge has empowered the oncology nurses to commit to practice improvements and set the goal of maintaining zero bloodstream infections on their unit.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePreventing Central Line Blood Stream Infections: A Multi-Prong Approachen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGarrity, Susanen_US
dc.author.detailsSusan Garrity, RN, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, Pennsylvania, USA, email: sgarrity@amh.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182490-
dc.description.abstractSafe and reliable vascular access is vital to treating oncology patients. When a spike in the incidence of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) occurred on the oncology unit in September 2008 the infection control nurses and vascular educator became concerned. They formed a multidisciplinary team to review CLABSI cases from the preceding year and found that cases occurred throughout the year. To help formulate an action plan, they compared the oncology CLABSI rate to the overall hospital rate and benchmarked it against rates nationwide. They reviewed the latest evidence-based practice guidelines for preventing CLABSI and compared them to current practice. Data was presented to the direct care nurses who accepted ownership of the problem. Two practice concerns were identified as possible contributors to the infections; inexperience with central line blood draw protocols and multiple orders for blood draws throughout the day. These concerns were incorporated into a program by the vascular educator using a multi-pronged approach to reinforce best practices including in-service programs, point-of-care education, audits, competencies, skill evaluations, posters, handouts, and incentives. The incidence of CLABSI declined in the final three months of 2008, with zero bloodstream infections in December. The educational team met with the oncologists in January 2009 to present CLABSI data and lobby for a reduced number of laboratory orders. The oncologists graciously agreed to limit the laboratory orders. Application of new knowledge has empowered the oncology nurses to commit to practice improvements and set the goal of maintaining zero bloodstream infections on their unit.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:26:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:26:32Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.en_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.-
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