This course will provide participants with an overview of the challenges nurses face in combating central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). This comprehensive course can be utilized for nursing staff throughout all healthcare settings and experience levels as these central line care and infection control considerations can apply for all. Within this course, the participant will review central line care guidelines, explore challenges in preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections, learn about collaborative solutions to improve patient outcomes, discover new tools and technologies to help reduce the risk of central line contamination, examine how to identify barriers to safe and effective central line care, and learn about nurse-driven quality improvement initiatives to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections.
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Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: Introduction to CLABSI and Current Central Line Care Guidelines
Chapter 2: Challenges in preventing CLABSI
Chapter 3: Current Collaborative Solutions to Improve Patient Outcomes
Chapter 4: Tools and Technologies to Help Reduce the Risk of Central Line Contamination
Chapter 5: Identifying Barriers to Safe and Effective Central Line Care
Chapter 6: Nurse-Driven Quality Improvement Initiatives to Reduce CLABSI
Chapter 7: References
Damion Jenkins, RN, MSN is the founder and CEO of a nursing education and consultation company - The Nurse Speak, LLC., where he specializes in the delivery of individualized tutoring, mentoring and consultation services for students, new graduate nurses, and healthcare facilities. Damion is also an adjunct nursing professor, an experienced travel nurse, and an active nurse blogger.Read Full Bio