SNHP | Senior Nursing Poster Session

Title

Reduction of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections Through Evidence-Based Practice

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Jennifer Coleman, MSN, RN, FNP-C; Dr. Marcia Hobbs, DSN, RN

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

This body of work explores several articles that report on results from research conducted in the clinical setting as they related to central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs). The goal of this project is to decrease CLABSI incident and increase patient safety/outcomes by using interventions specific to infection prevention. Several articles were analyzed and appraised for significant findings. Together these studies provide implications for evidence-based practice and best current evidence. These studies suggest that by bathing patients with chlorhexidine wipes daily, the use of chlorhexidine impregnated dressings, the use of antimicrobial catheters, the use of antiseptic barrier caps, and implementing nursing educational materials and providing skills training for nursing staff will decrease CLABSI incidence, increase positive patient outcomes, shorten patient’s length of stay, and decrease costs to facilities.

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Senior Nursing Poster Session

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Reduction of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections Through Evidence-Based Practice

This body of work explores several articles that report on results from research conducted in the clinical setting as they related to central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs). The goal of this project is to decrease CLABSI incident and increase patient safety/outcomes by using interventions specific to infection prevention. Several articles were analyzed and appraised for significant findings. Together these studies provide implications for evidence-based practice and best current evidence. These studies suggest that by bathing patients with chlorhexidine wipes daily, the use of chlorhexidine impregnated dressings, the use of antimicrobial catheters, the use of antiseptic barrier caps, and implementing nursing educational materials and providing skills training for nursing staff will decrease CLABSI incidence, increase positive patient outcomes, shorten patient’s length of stay, and decrease costs to facilities.