Reduce practice variation to help prevent device-related HAIs
In the clinical practice zone, catheters are common sources of infection
Invasive devices such as central venous catheters (CVCs) and indwelling urinary catheters (IUCs) are entry points and breeding grounds for pathogens that can lead to central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).1 Clinicians insert, access and maintain CVCs and IUCs multiple times a day. But that doesn’t mean every caregiver does it the same way.
Practices often differ from caregiver to caregiver and unit to unit
Clinical practices can vary depending on products your facility uses, techniques employed and precautions taken. Plus, when caregivers are stressed, distracted, rushed or tired, it’s harder for them to focus on best practices—but just one shortcut or forgotten step can have serious infection consequences.
Remove barriers that get in the way of best practice consistency
Pairing evidence-based product bundles with ongoing education and support can help staff reliably follow best practices no matter how busy their unit is.