CLABSI prevention process improvement team


Intravenous literature: Sweeney, V. and Perkins, A. (2011) Making a List and Checking it Twice: A Community Hospital’s Journey to Zero While Implementing a CLABSI Bundle and Checklist Protocol. AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control. 39(5), p.E107-E108.


Evidence-based guidelines for Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) prevention have been well publicized. A review of central line insertions in November 2009 revealed that 40/85 (47%) peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) met generally accepted criteria for use. To improve appropriateness of PICC and central venous catheter (CVC) use, a process improvement (PI) team was convened to develop a vascular access utilization process and education program. The team included representatives from nursing, infection prevention, pharmacy, administration, and the medical staff.

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