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Running head: RESEARCH SUMMARY AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS 1Summary of Research and Ethical ConsiderationsGrand Canyon University: NRS433V 03/26/2017
SUMMARY OF RESEARCH AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONSCLABSI Prevention and its effectivenessCentral Line associated Blood stream infections (CLABSI) is a primary laboratory confirmed bloodstream infection in a patient with a central line at the time of (or within 48-hoursprior to) the onset of symptoms and the infection is not related to an infection from another site. Central line infections happens when the doctor places the tube in a patient and the patient develops the signs of infections associated with it. The central line catheters in this modern worldof science is used as a port for medications and fluids in the patient who usually needed for longer periods of time and usually are inserted by doctors in the hospitalized patients and even the patient takes home for the use of IV antibiotics. Although these catheters saves time and money for the team and patient as they don’t have to insert the peripherally inserted catheter often which cannot be used for more than 3 days. The main reason for central catheters are for their efficacy and effectives in the patient who mostly needed the intravenous fluids and medications for long period of time. These catheters has made the health care professionals plus the patient’s job easier but they are prone to develop infections in patients. CLABSI are the leading cause of healthcare associated infections. CLABSI is associated with increased morbidityand has mortality rates of 10 – 20%. The increase in medical cost is significant and is estimated at >$28,000 due to prolonged length of stay (mean of 7days). (CDC, 2016). CLABSI has added cost to the healthcare system plus the increase in mortality and morbidity due to the use of the central lines infections which has led for research and develop different evidence based guidelines for the prevention and occurrence. Although the evidence based guidelines are