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Catheter Related Bloodstream Infections (CRBSI) are a significant cause of hospital morbidity and mortality.  A review of literature and Infusion Therapy Standards indicate that dressing changes due to disruption are associated with a significant risk of bloodstream infection.  A quality improvement project to decrease the number of premature dressing changes due to disruption was initiated and its results, including 18-months of audit data, will be discussed.

Original Air Date: Oct 15, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

Length: 1 Hour

Preventing Surgical Site Infections: How to develop effective partnerships with the surgical team presented by Gwen Borlaug, MPH, CIC, FAPIC

Infection preventionists (IPs) should be actively engaged with members of their surgical teams to promote quality improvement activities aimed at full implementation of current evidence‐based surgical site infection prevention measures. But often times, IPs feel disconnected from the operating room environment and may even believe they have nothing to offer their surgical colleagues in promoting evidence‐based surgical site infection prevention practices. This presentation will discuss important knowledge and skills that IPs do have to offer, and how they can use those skills to work collaboratively with surgical teams to ensure high quality, safe surgical care.

Original Air Date: Sep 12, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

Length: 1 Hour

Catheter Related Bloodstream Infections (CRBSI) are associated with negative clinical outcomes (morbidity and mortality), increased length of hospital stay, and increased costs. Clinical Practice Guidelines indicate that dressing changes due to the disruption are associated with a risk of bloodstream infection. In this presentation Russell Nassof, JD and Founder of RiskNomics will address the patient, quality, legal and financial implications of vascular access device dressing disruption.

Original Air Date: Aug 22, 2018

Length: 1 Hour

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