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Running head: CAPSTONE PROJECT TOPIC AND APPROVAL1Capstone Project Topic Selection and ApprovalStudent’s NameInstitution
CAPSTONE PROJECT TOPIC SELECTION AND APPROVAL2Problem IdentifiedThe problem identified is central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). Central-line associated bloodstream infections are the most popular hospital-acquired infections in the United States (Edwards et al., 2015). The rate of healthcare- associated infections in the US is 4.5/100 patients as many people develop diseases when receiving medical care (Scatliffe etal., 2015). Bloodstream infections account for 14% of the hospital- acquired infections in the country (Scatliffe et al., 2015). SettingThe intervention will be implemented in an intensive care unit as patients admitted there are at risk of developing CLABSI. Healthcare professionals using central lines to provide medications and fluids. The failure to remove the lines immediately after use increases the risk ofdisease-causing organisms entering the blood and causing infections. The patients are at an increased risk because they have central lines for over 48 hours (Scatliffe et al., 2015).Description of the ProblemCLABSI refer to infections in the bloodstream in patients using a central line catheter anddevelop within a period of 48 hours (Scatliffe et al., 2015). The diseases are not caused or associated with infections at other sites. Over 41,000 central-line associated bloodstream infections are reported in healthcare facilities in America every year (Scatliffe et al., 2015). The diseases result from the extended use of central lines, the poor insertion of the lines by not focusing on the subclavian vein, and poor hygiene. Healthcare professionals do not wash their

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