Intravenous news: Hospital associations in 10 states have been selected to participate in a program to test methods of reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections in hospital intensive care units (ICUs), according to HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
The states are California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington. In addition, the California Hospital Patient Safety Organization, the North CarolinaCenter for Hospital Quality and Patient Safety, and the Ohio Patient Safety Institute will participate in the project.
The hospital associations and patient safety groups were chosen to participate based on their capability and infrastructure to implement the safety protocols being tested in the project. In addition, they provide a broad geographic representation.