Infection Control: Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections is a webinar-style program developed to provide essential education regarding the prevention of bloodstream infections associated with the placement of central venous catheters. Central line-associated bloodstream infections are the third most common healthcare acquired infections in the United States and are the most dangerous complication of healthcare treatment; yet, they are preventable. With the change in reimbursement policies effective October 2008, elimination of preventable complications and infections is now an important focus for all healthcare facilities.
The Central Line Associate Bloodstream Infection program:
• Defines what a CLABSI is
• Explains the various access points and sources of infection
• Defines specific steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of CLABSIs during placement of a central line
• Defines steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of CLABSIs during care and maintenance of a central line
This webinar-style program provides information and procedures that can be implemented immediately in your facility to reduce and even eliminate central line associated bloodstream infections.
The program includes a manual which can be downloaded for future reference. Successful completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher is necessary to receive continuing education credits for this program.