2023 Together - P459 - Beyond the Bundle - On Demand
The COVID-19 pandemic created many challenges in critical care. One was an increase in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs). For these patients, their high acuity level increases their risk for CLABSI beyond the point where evidence-based bundle elements can mitigate it. However, despite conducting unit-based reviews of all CLABSI events with key stakeholders, no clear care gaps or common contributors were found. This resulted in collaborative efforts between critical care and infection prevention to identify and implement interventions that reached beyond the bundle. As a result of this effort, there have been no CLABSIs in this population for more than a year, despite a high standard utilization ratio for central lines.
- Healthcare Quality Professionals
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Other Healthcare Professionals
List at least three possible interventions for CLABSI prevention that reach beyond the care bundle.
Describe at least two strategies for change management to engage bedside team members and promote buy-in.
Wendy Elliott, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Critical Care Nurse Manager, Wellstar Douglas Medical Center, Douglasville, Ga.
Lori Goraczewski, BSN, RN, CIC, Manager of Infection Prevention, Wellstar Douglas Medical Center, Douglasville, Ga.
Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)
This activity was planned by, and for, the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
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 contact hours for Pharmacists.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-23-252-H04-P
Pharmacy Technicians (CPE)
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 contact hours for pharmacy technicians.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-23-252-H04-T
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)
Vizient, Inc. will award a maximum of 0.50 contact hours to all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity. These individuals will receive a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.
Many state licensing boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.
- 0.50 ACPE Pharmacist
- 0.50 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
- 0.50 General CE – Attendance
- 0.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)