SNHP | Senior Nursing Poster Session

Title

The Use of Disinfectant Barrier End Caps to Prevent Blood Stream Infections

Presenter Information

Emily MayfieldFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Marcia Hobbs

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

It has become routine practice fo the insertion a peripheral central vascular device for a patient during their hospital tay. This access allows for a portal of medication administration, parenteral nutrition, collection of blood samples and even a source of monitoring hemodynamic variables in critically ill patients. Due to the concerns of safety for healthcare workers the transition to needle-free access ports have been implemented. This transition has eliminated accidental needle sticks but raised new issues for our patients. Catheter related bloodstream infections (CR-BSIs) or central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) has become a growing concern in hospital acquired infections that can be easily prevented. Risk factors for infection include inconsistent healthcare staff education and training and poor adherence to aseptic techniques. The use of disinfectant barrier end caps can decrease significantly the risk for infection.

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The Use of Disinfectant Barrier End Caps to Prevent Blood Stream Infections

It has become routine practice fo the insertion a peripheral central vascular device for a patient during their hospital tay. This access allows for a portal of medication administration, parenteral nutrition, collection of blood samples and even a source of monitoring hemodynamic variables in critically ill patients. Due to the concerns of safety for healthcare workers the transition to needle-free access ports have been implemented. This transition has eliminated accidental needle sticks but raised new issues for our patients. Catheter related bloodstream infections (CR-BSIs) or central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) has become a growing concern in hospital acquired infections that can be easily prevented. Risk factors for infection include inconsistent healthcare staff education and training and poor adherence to aseptic techniques. The use of disinfectant barrier end caps can decrease significantly the risk for infection.