This is a study out of Johns Hopkins of 17 intensive care units at 7 hospitals – comparing practices related to reducing the central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rate. High performers were defined as those with less than 1 infection per 1000 catheter-days over the period of at least one year. Low performers were defined as having over 3 infections per 1000 catheter-days.
I particularly like the tables and the appendices to this article. The tables identify characteristics of high-performers in bullet-point brevity for each of the following levels of hospital employees: senior leadership, ICU managers, infection prevention and quality improvement staff, and frontline staff. The appendices contain specific questions that make up a CLABSI Conversation – again differentiated between senior management, infection control / quality improvement staff, and ICU staff.
Source: Pham, J.C., and others. (2016, Apr.-June). CLABSI Conversations: Lessons from peer-to-peer assessments to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections. Quality Management in Health Care, 25(2), 67-78. Click here for publisher’s website: http://journals.lww.com/qmhcjournal/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2016&issue=04000&article=00001&type=abstract Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, email@example.com
Filed under: Benchmarking, Best practices, Patient safety, Posted by Kim Garber, Special care units | Tagged: central line-associated bloodstream infections, CLABSI, Intensive care units, Peer-to-peer assessments, Special care units |