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insertion and removal of the central line. Additionally, physicians should interview patients and their families besides healthcare staffs if an infection occurs for factors that contributed the occurrence and preventive measures taken, to use appropriate medication to treat the infection.Culture All organizations have their cultures. The culture of a healthcare facility influences the quality of care services provided by the staffs to the patients. Healthcare managers determine healthcare facility’s culture. The managers have to encourage a blame-free environment that allows individuals to report any errors without any fear of being punished or scolded (Washington State Hospital Association, 2016). Therefore, healthcare providers and patients will be reporting any error that might occur during insertion and changing of the catheters to prevent
CENTRAL LINE-ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTION 10infections and other adverse health effects. Further, healthcare facilities managers should encourage collaboration across all levels and departments to seek a solution for problems related to patient’s safety. The partnership will allow prompt reporting of any issue arising in the processof care provision. Moreover, healthcare managers need to identify front-line staffs and medical champions to provide medication and care services to patients requiring insertion of central line to eradicate any possibility of CLABSI occurrence. Management should encourage healthcare providers to acclimate necessary medical interventions to local needs (Pronovost, 2013). Also, promotion of transparency culture of results of CLABSI by displaying units to the public and the board is essential (Washington State Hospital Association, 2016). Transparency allows comparison of the results with past outcomes and other hospitals’ results to know the level of quality of care and take necessary measures for improvement.Leadership The leadership of healthcare systems and facilities influence the culture and quality of care services provided to the patients. Leaders should set goals and objectives besides changes inpractice. They need to engage front-line healthcare providers in acclimating best practices in existing workflow. Additionally, leaders in the department of health in the government should identify clinical and administrative leaders to champion implementation of policies and strategiesdesigned to eradicate CLABSI cases reported from hospitals. On the other hand, chosen leaders need to ensure that healthcare providers who insert central venous catheter undergo a process of credentialing to guarantee their competency before allowed to insert a CVC independently. Also, the leaders need to ensure that healthcare staffs caring for central line catheter undergo through education besides regular competency assessment to guarantee the safety of the patients. In the
CENTRAL LINE-ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTION 11case planned changes of technology, products or devices used for the central line, the leaders should re-educate the staffs (Washington State Hospital Association, 2016). Lastly, the leaders in