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BRIDGING THE GAP: PREVENTING CENTRAL LINE ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS IN THE OUTPATIENT SETTING

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Title:BRIDGING THE GAP: PREVENTING CENTRAL LINE ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS IN THE OUTPATIENT SETTING
Authors:Thach, Robert
Contributors:Wang, Chen-Yen (advisor)
Nursing Practice (department)
Keywords:Nursing
Central line-associated bloodstream infections
CLABSI
education
outpatient
show 2 moreperipherally inserted central line
prevention
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Date Issued:2019
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Abstract:In an effort to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created the CLABSI Prevention Guidelines. CLABSI rates are significantly reduced in the inpatient setting when guidelines are strictly followed. However, in some studies, patients observed variation in CLABSI prevention practices in the outpatient setting. In this project, I followed the steps of the Iowa Model to guide me through the Evidenced Based Practice Project (EBP). The key steps in the Iowa model was to form a team, assess the gaps, and then provide standardized education to minimize the gaps. Part one of this project was to reinforce standardized CLABSI prevention knowledge of Registered Nurses (RNs) at the Queen’s Medical Center - Infusion Treatment Center (QMC-ITC) by providing an educational in-service on CLABSI prevention and peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) maintenance. Part two part of this project was to provide CLABSI prevention and PICC care education to patients with a PICC using a pamphlet. For data collection, CLABSI prevention practice knowledge were assessed with a pre- and post-assessment to RNs. CLABSI prevention and PICC line care knowledge were assessed for patients with a PICC line with a pre- and post-assessment. An in-service to RNs showed to be an effective way to improve CLABSI prevention and PICC maintenance knowledge. Additionally, patients reported that they felt more comfortable taking care of their own PICC after reading the pamphlet.
Description:D.N.P. Thesis. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2019
Pages/Duration:37 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/63232
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