What is the impact of vascular access teams in acute care hospitals

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The benefits of reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Arizona, include decreased expenses and increased efficiency, quality of care, and patient satisfaction” Johnson et al (2017).

Abstract:

The benefits of reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Arizona, include decreased expenses and increased efficiency, quality of care, and patient satisfaction; improved patient outcomes with proper device selection; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week specialized registered respiratory therapist and lines team availability; standardization of peripherally inserted central catheter and central venous catheter insertions, maintenance, and removal; better workflow; and resource and cost center centralization.

Reference:

Johnson, D., Snyder, T., Strader, D. and Zamora, A. (2017) Positive Influence of a Dedicated Vascular Access Team in an Acute Care Hospital. The Journal of the Association for Vascular Access. 22(1), p.35-37.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.java.2016.12.002

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