Linking Blood Stream Infection Rates to Intensive Care

The goal of this study was to implement a comprehensive safety program including an evidence based intervention to reduce central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) while examining the context of nursing care delivery on patient outcomes. This interdisciplinary research team used the expertise of nurses to develop and deliver a quality improvement initiative that reflects the positive clinical contributions of nurses in the critical care setting. This study is likely to inform other nurse-led medical error reduction interventions, contribute to the quality improvement literature and to the science of rigorously evaluated evidence based interdisciplinary nursing practice.

The project findings are presented in a research brief on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's website.

Quarterly Numbers of Perceived CLABSI Prevention Practices During the Implementation Period

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Interprofessional collaboration (R2)
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