Use Of Multimodal Disinfectant Protocols On The Acute Care Setting By The Use Of Multimodal Purification Protocols

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A1/A1a. Problem/ Explain
The identifying problem is Decreasing Central Line Bloodstream Infections in the Acute Care Setting by the Use of Multimodal Disinfectant Protocols. Collaboration was initiated with the assistance of the Hospital Chairperson of the Practice Council to initiate change in practice.

Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLASBI) can result in financial burden and/or morbidity in the acute care setting. The financial burden associated with treating Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLASBI) in the acute care setting of one average adult patient is estimated to cost: $5,000-$125,000 per episode. Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLASBI) are an area within the Healthcare field that is continuously in need of preventive measures. The multiple drug resistant strain of germs is a contributor to the already immunocompromised patient requiring a central line. Although central lines have been around since the 1970’s it wasn’t until the late 1980-2000, research began tracking and recording Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLASBI). At this time, the most frequent germs observed for central line infections was coagulase-negative staphylococci and Staphylococcus aureus for a total of 43% in the 1980’s. As of today, these germs combined represent >50% of all Central Line Bloodstream Infections (CLASBI).
On my unit, Central lines consist of approximately 39% of all lines. This is mostly due to the administration…

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