Tips from TSE: Educating staff on central line-associated bloodstream infections

Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, July 24, 2009

Joint Commission standard NPSG.07.04.01 deals with the prevention of central line-associated infections. To ensure that staff members are trained using the most up-to-date information, staff development professionals need to look to evidence-based practice. To save you time, we've reviewed the literature, and here are a couple of resources regarding the prevention of catheter-related infections:

  • Alexandrou, E., et al. (2008). "Nursing Central Line Service Prevents Catheter Related Infections." Australian Nursing Journal, June 1, 2008.
  • Labeau, S., et al. (2008). "Critical Care Nurses' Knowledge of Evidence-Based Guidelines for Preventing Infections Associated With Central Venous Catheters: An Evaluation Questionnaire." American Journal of Critical Care 17: 65-71.

Editor's note: This excerpt was adapted from the July issue of The Staff Educator. Discover all the benefits of subscribing to The Staff Educator!

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