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A RISK TOOL TO PREDICT CENTRAL LINE-ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTION IN PATIENTS WITH PICCS

Background: Evidence suggests that risk of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) between patients with traditional central venous catheters (CVC) vs. peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) is similar. However, how best to predict CLABSI in patients [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:11:39+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Outcomes Research, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on A RISK TOOL TO PREDICT CENTRAL LINE-ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTION IN PATIENTS WITH PICCS

COMPLICATION RATES WITH MIDLINE CATHETERS (MLS) VERSUS PERIPHERALLY INSERTED CENTRAL CATHETERS (PICCS)

Background: Vascular access devices (VADs) play an integral role in the treatment of patients, since they can be utilized for the administration of intravenous medications (including antibiotics and chemotherapy), and often on a long term [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:32+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on COMPLICATION RATES WITH MIDLINE CATHETERS (MLS) VERSUS PERIPHERALLY INSERTED CENTRAL CATHETERS (PICCS)

EVOLVING CULTURE FROM “MORE IS BETTER” TO “LESS IS BEST”: A QI PROJECT TO REDUCE USAGE OF MULTILUMEN PICCS

Background: Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are an increasingly common vascular access device, with more than 4000 devices placed per year at our institution. Though these devices are generally considered safe and effective, they are [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:22+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on EVOLVING CULTURE FROM “MORE IS BETTER” TO “LESS IS BEST”: A QI PROJECT TO REDUCE USAGE OF MULTILUMEN PICCS

Measuring and Reporting Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection: More Than Meets the Eye?

Background: Although central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates are publicly reported, whether these data correlate to clinical documentation or practice is not known. Using data from a large hospital collaborative, we hypothesized that physician [...]

By | 2018-03-21T16:17:45+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Patient Safety, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Measuring and Reporting Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection: More Than Meets the Eye?

PICKING OF PICCS

Background: The University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) fails to meet the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) benchmarks for central line utilization rates and central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are central [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:58:14+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on PICKING OF PICCS

THE EFFECT OF SIMULATION-BASED TRAINING ON THE INCIDENCE RATE OF CENTRAL LINE-ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS

Background: Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) is a preventable complication. In the United States, there are more than 20,000 CLABSI per year, resulting in a cost of about $30,000 per infection. A number of interventions [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:19:58+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Patient Safety, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on THE EFFECT OF SIMULATION-BASED TRAINING ON THE INCIDENCE RATE OF CENTRAL LINE-ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS