Catheterization, central venous

Innovations

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...

Nurse–Physician Infection Prevention Teams Conduct Rounds and Provide Support to Frontline Clinicians, Leading to Fewer Health Care-Associated Infections 04/28/11

At the University of Maryland Medical Center, three physician–nurse infection prevention teams round on hospital units at least weekly. Assigned to designated units to allow for development of...

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...

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,...

Round-the-Clock Intensivists Eliminate Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia, Central Line Infections, and Pressure Ulcers in Intensive Care Unit 08/04/09

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has critical care physician specialists (intensivists) available to patients in the hospital medical and surgical intensive care units 24 hours a day. The...

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...

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...

Central Line Insertion Care Team Checklist 09/25/09

This checklist for clinicians provides critical steps that can help reduce central line-associated infections. It includes key steps before, during, and after the procedure and stresses the need to document any deviations from the checklist.

Central Line Procedural Checklist 12/08/08

This checklist is used to document activities that are considered standard practice in a critical care unit before, during, and after a central line procedure. It helps to insure that all processes related to central line placement are executed...

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