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A Hospital Collaborative: Bundle Compliance Form Use in the Reduction of Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSIs) and Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs)
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Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

Open Access

A Hospital Collaborative: Bundle Compliance Form Use in the Reduction of Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSIs) and Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs)


6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference

August 15-17, 2016 London, UK

Jacqueline

Florida Hospital, USA

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Nurs Care

Abstract :

Background: CLABSIs affect 80,000 patients in the ICU each year and are associated with 24,000 deaths annually. A patientâ??s length of stay can double due to development of a CLABSI. CAUTIs account for more than 15% of infections reported by acute care hospitals and it is estimated that more than 13,000 deaths are attributed to CAUTIs. CAUTIs can increase a patientâ??s length of stay by 1 to 3 days. Methods: The Nursing and Infection Prevention teams collaborated in the development of a bundle compliance form that is utilized every 12 hour shift 7 days a week by the direct patient care nurses. The form is then faxed to the Infection Prevention department while making twice a day rounds on the Nursing units. This form is used in conjunction with an electronic report that lists patients by Nursing unit with central lines and indwelling catheters. Results: Our infection prevention plan monitors and reports CLABSIs and CAUTIs for each Nursing unit. In 2015, there was a 100% reduction in CLABSIs in the intensive care units and a 59% reduction in CLABSIs for all Nursing units. In 2015, there was a 65% reduction in CAUTIs in the intensive care units and 33.3% reduction in CAUTIs for all Nursing units. Conclusions: A combination of education of the Nursing unit staff in best practice elements via a bundle compliance form, every shift assessment to reduce device utilization, review of indications for central lines and indwelling urinary catheters, in conjunction with daily rounds by the infection preventionists resulted in a significant decrease in healthcare associated infections in our healthcare facility.

Biography :

Email: Jacqueline.Whitaker@AHSS.ORG

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