Research Publication Title

Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI)

Major

Nursing

Faculty Mentor(s)

Debbie A. Greene

Abstract

The dominance of central-line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) prevention has become a powerful far-reaching endeavor in recent years. The purpose of this evidence-based practice project is to examine the best practices for preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections in intensive care units. A keyword search was conducted using the terms ÒCLABSI, Preventing CLABSI, Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection, Central Line Infection, and Bloodstream Infection.Ó By narrowing the results of this search, 6 articles were found to support the topic.Research supports the use of preventative CLABSI surveillance initiatives, and CLABSI bundles that use antimicrobial PICC devices and protective port caps to significantly reduce the occurrence of central line-associated bloodstream infections.

Start Date

10-4-2015 11:30 AM

End Date

10-4-2015 12:15 PM

Location

HSB 3rd Floor Student Commons

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Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI)

HSB 3rd Floor Student Commons

The dominance of central-line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) prevention has become a powerful far-reaching endeavor in recent years. The purpose of this evidence-based practice project is to examine the best practices for preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections in intensive care units. A keyword search was conducted using the terms ÒCLABSI, Preventing CLABSI, Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection, Central Line Infection, and Bloodstream Infection.Ó By narrowing the results of this search, 6 articles were found to support the topic.Research supports the use of preventative CLABSI surveillance initiatives, and CLABSI bundles that use antimicrobial PICC devices and protective port caps to significantly reduce the occurrence of central line-associated bloodstream infections.