Catheter-related infection

Innovations

State-Mandated Tracking and Public Reporting Reduce Incidence and Costs of Common Hospital-Acquired Infections 07/23/12

The New York legislature passed a law in 2005 requiring hospitals in New York to track and regularly report infection rates for select types of hospital-acquired infections to the State Department...

Protocols, Task Specialization, and Case Reviews Virtually Eliminate Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 07/09/11

The newborn intensive care unit at The Children's Hospital at Providence Alaska Medical Center modified and adopted comprehensive protocols and practices and instituted task specialization and...

Improvement Projects Led by Unit-Based Teams of Nurse, Physician, and Quality Leaders Reduce Infections, Lower Costs, Improve Patient Satisfaction, and Nurse–Physician Communication 12/04/09

The University of Pennsylvania Health System uses unit-based clinical leadership teams, composed of a physician leader, nurse leader, and quality/safety project manager, to develop unit-specific...

Collaborative Supports Hospitals in Sharing and Implementing Best Practices, Leading to 33-Percent Decline in Urinary Tract Infections 10/27/09

VHA Pennsylvania, a regional office of VHA, Inc., sponsored and coordinated a 1-year collaborative among 21 hospitals focused on urinary tract infection prevention. Each participating hospital...

Intensive Care Units Participating in Hospital Collaborative Implement Multiple Improvement Strategies, Leading to Fewer Deaths and Lower Costs 09/29/09

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association's Keystone: ICU project incorporates the use of evidence-based interventions to reduce bloodstream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia,...

QualityTools

CLABSI Toolkit – Preventing Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections: Useful Tools, An International Perspective 12/16/13

The overarching goal of the central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) toolkit is to provide the most current information and guidance on practices and technology, as well as the most appropriate tools, resources, and education to...

Guide to the Elimination of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections 09/26/11

This guide, for use by infection preventionists and quality improvement teams, provides step-by-step guidance to facilitate the bedside implementation of relevant clinical evidence and best practices for eliminating catheter-related bloodstream...

Health Care–Associated Infections: Prevention Toolkits 09/26/11

These toolkits were designed to reduce health care–associated infections (HAIs) that patients acquire during the course of receiving treatment for other conditions within a health care setting. The toolkits provide information on improvements in...

A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals 12/07/09

The Compendium is a set of strategies designed for acute care hospitals to prevent six of the most common health care–associated infections: Clostridium difficile, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, central line-...

On the CUSP: Stop Blood Stream Infections - Resources 10/15/09

The resources from the Stop Blood Stream Infections (“Stop BSI”) program aim to eliminate catheter-related bloodstream infections and their associated costs. Similar efforts in Michigan were successful in nearly eliminating these infections by...

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