An Educational Program on Intravascular Catheter Maintenance to Reduce and Prevent Intravascular Catheter-related Infections

An Educational Program on Intravascular Catheter Maintenance to Reduce and Prevent Intravascular Catheter-related Infections
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Central line-associated bloodstream infections are one of the leading causes of health care associated infections. To decrease and prevent morbidity, mortality, and costs of care, it is the objective of every health care facility to achieve and maintain a zero central line-associated bloodstream infection rate. The purpose of this project is to develop an evidence-based educational program on intravascular catheter maintenance for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections in medical-surgical units. This information will be delivered in an educational program format. This project will use pre- and posttest study design to evaluate the effectiveness of 1-hour educational program on nurses’ knowledge and practice of intravascular catheter maintenance and central line associated bloodstream infections in the medical-surgical units. A retrospective review of the hospital database will be used to collect the rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections six months before and after the implementation of education. This education program is designed based on the guidelines to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Comparison of the infection rates before and after the program will help evaluate the effectiveness of the educational program.

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