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Beyond Best Practice: Implementing a Unit-Based CLABSI Project

Jones, Carla M. MSN, NE-BC; Stewart, Cheryl MN, RN, NEA-BC; Roszell, Sheila Serr PhD, RN-BC

Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000076
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Abstract

This article describes a hospital unit's successful central line–associated bloodstream infection reduction project. The focus is on decreasing and sustaining a low rate of infection by targeting improvement in central line maintenance. The Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research's 5 interacting domains (the intervention, inner and outer settings, individuals involved, and process) were used to guide the selection of 4 Plan-Do-Study-Act interventions. The rate decreased the rate from 3.2 to 0.6 infections per 1000 catheter-days.

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Department of Nursing, University of North Carolina Health Care System, Chapel Hill.

Correspondence: Sheila Serr Roszell, PhD, RN-BC, Department of Nursing, University of North Carolina Health Care System, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (sheila.s.roszell@gmail.com).

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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Accepted for publication: May 26, 2014

Published ahead of print: June 27, 2014

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