Proposed activities The first and foremost objective of this project is to

Proposed activities the first and foremost objective

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Proposed activities.The first and foremost objective of this project is to reduce the occurrence of CLASBIs on patients with central lines through successful implementation of disinfecting caps on all needleless connectors on all central lines. Implementation of disinfecting caps has been proven through evidence based practice to significantly reduce the occurrence of CLASBIs hospital wide. Methodist hospital in Gary, IN found that the implementation of disinfecting caps resulted in a decrease in central line bloodstream infections by 49.3% (De Vries, M., Mancos, P. & Valentine M.J, 2014). Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center found that disinfecting caps on central lines decreased blood culture contamination with bacteria by 63% in high risk units and 51% in general oncology units (Kamboj, M., Blair, Et al., 2015). These two examples prove that
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Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections 5the implementation of disinfecting caps are proven through evidence based research and practice to decrease the overall occurrence of CLASBIs in patients with central lines. This implementation will occur through proper approval and funding as well as being backed by research and data to be used strategy when proposing the implementation of disinfecting caps. The second objective of this project in relation to healthcare associated infections would be to strengthen the knowledge base of nursing staff regarding prevention of healthcare associated infections through assessments, educational models, and meetings. This is crucial as prevention is the most important aspect of healthcare associated infections as well as patient safety. By preventing healthcare associated infections from occurring, patient safety is never put at risk and all other interventions associated with managing and treating infection become obsolete. By strengthening the knowledge base of nursing staff regarding prevention of healthcare associated infections through meetings, educational models, and assessments, nurses will be able to implement any necessary intervention and educate others in order to ensure the prevention of healthcare associated infections is successful. The third proposed activity is to create and deliver educational programs and hands on staff training to ensure the successful implementation of disinfecting caps as well as educating the staff as to why we are implementing them to enhance compliance. Education that could be included would consist of statistical data such as according to the CDC, approximately 71,900 HAI occur due to bloodstream infections from central lines, also known as central line associatedbloodstream infections, in U.S. hospitals each year. Out of the total 721,800 HAIs, 99,000 patients died due to their HAI. (Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections, n.d.). Statistically speaking these central lines make up approximately 10% of all infections and thus if eliminated would save 10,000 lives and approximately 2 billion dollars. While patients saved is reward
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  • Summer '18
  • Infectious Disease, Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile, Central venous catheter, Intravenous therapy

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