Resources

http://www.cathflo.com

 

  • What Is Quality Improvement?

Article from HRSA.gov

  • SHEA IDSA Recommendations

Strategies to Prevent Central Line–Associated Bloodstream
Infections in Acute Care Hospitals

  •  American-Journal-of-Medical Quality

Article on Economics of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections

  • ISDA Guidelines

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis
and Management of Intravascular Catheter-Related
Infection

  • Mother Teresa’s Advice

Advice for Nursing and the Service of Humanity

  • Nutrition in Clinical Practice

The Future of Vascular Access: Will the Benefits Be Worth the Risk?

  • ARTICLE: Measuring Preventable Harm:

Helping Science Keep Pace With Policy

  • ARTICLE:  John Hopkins Medicine

The Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program 

  • ARTICLE: Downsizing and Disbanding Specialty Care Teams

A Counterproductive Strategy for Cost Reduction in Healthcare?

  • ARTICLE:  2013 Hospital National Patient Safety Goals

The goals focus on problems in health care safety and how to solve them.

  • Websites for Surveillance Practice:

National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/

National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Document Library
http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/library.html

National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Data Collection Forms
http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/dataCollectForms.htm

  • Websites for Clinical Practice:

Institute for Healthcare Improvement:
http://www.ihi.org/IHI/Programs/Campaign/CentralLineInfection.htm

Kaiser Permanante Hospitals “PLUS” MEASURES TOOLKIT:
http://nursingpathways.kp.org/national/quality/infectioncontrol/toolkit/index.htm

ASSOCIATION FOR PROFESSIONALS IN INFECTION CONTROL AND EPIDEMIOLOGY 53
Guide to the Elimination of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections
http://www.apic.org/Resource_/EliminationGuideForm

Multisociety HAI Prevention Compendium:
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/HAI_shea_idsa.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections, 2002
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/gl_intravascular.html

NHSN Central Line Insertion Practices (CLIP) Training Course:Society of Interventional Radiology:
http://www.sirweb.org/

Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition:
http://www.nutritioncare.org/

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