Are Catheter Maintenance Protocols Followed Every Time?
Most BSIs happen after insertion. 1,2,3, Why? Because every line access and dressing change is an opportunity for microbes to invade the body. So how confident are you that best practices are consistently followed?
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- Conduct surveys, observations and utilization analyses
- Generate a report to identify gaps in practice
- Tailor line access and catheter maintenance bundles to help standardize best practices and reduce variance
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- The Joint Commission. Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections: A Global Perspective. Oak Brook, IL: Joint Commission Resources, May 2012. Available at: https://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/CLABSI_Monograph.pdf Accessed February 16, 2017.
- Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. Guide to Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections. Washington, DC; APIC Implementation Guides, December 2015. Available at: http://www.apic.org/Professional-Practice/Implementation-guides#Preventing Accessed February 16, 2017.
- Kamboj M, Blair R, Bell N, et al. Use of Disinfection Cap to Reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection and Blood Culture Contamination Among Hematology-Oncology Patients. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2015;36(12):1401-1408. Available at: http://www.idchula.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Use-of-Disinfection-Cap-to-Reduce-CRBSI.pdf Accessed February 16, 2017.