Milestone One.docx - 1 MILESTONE ONE Milestone One Southern New Hampshire University 2 MILESTONE ONE Central lines have been an incredibly valuable

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1MILESTONE ONEMilestone OneSouthern New Hampshire University
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2MILESTONE ONECentral lines have been an incredibly valuable product for healthcare providers when providing treatment to patients. However, these convenient lines pose a huge risk for infection. Central venous catheters (CVCs) are the most frequent cause of health care–associated bloodstream infections (The Joint Commission, 2019). Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are an unfortunate threat for patients that require central lines for necessary treatment. I choose to research CLABSI prevention based on the use of alcohol swabs versus disinfecting caps. I have recently obtained a position at a hospital that uses disinfecting caps which are placed on every hub of a central line as well as peripheral IVs. My previous employer did not possess these caps, and I am interested in uncovering whether or not these caps reduce the risk of infection more than alcohol swabs alone.
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  • Summer '17
  • Hospital accreditation, Central venous catheter, The Joint Commission, Healthcare quality

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