2022 Stronger - P109 - Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections in a Medical Intensive Care Unit - On Demand
As hospital-acquired infections increased in a large academic medical center, we needed to take a proactive approach and engage quality, nursing, and physician and infection prevention leaders to devise corrective measures. By engaging this multidisciplinary team, performing a thorough retrospective case review, implementing daily leader rounds, and taking a proactive approach to analyze central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) bundles, our team significantly improved patient outcomes in a medical intensive care unit — reducing CLABSIs by more than 40% and reducing CAUTIs to zero.
- Healthcare Quality Professionals
- Other Healthcare Professionals
Discuss effective methods to reduce CLABSI and CAUTI.
Describe diagnostic options that can be used to identify secondary sources of infection.
Hunter Jefferis, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, Nurse Manager, Medical Intensive Care Units, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
Laureen G. Jones, MSN, BA, RN, APRN-CNS, AGCNS-BC, PCCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 ANCC contacts hours.
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Healthcare Quality Professionals (CPHQ)
This activity is approved by NAHQ® for 0.50 CPHQ CE credits.
Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)
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- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
- 0.50 General CE – Attendance