Reynolds, Staci Sue, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN
Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 34(2):133-138, April/June 2019
Evidence supports daily bathing using chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) cloths to decrease preventable hospital-acquired central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs). Using the Grol and Wensing Model of Implementation as a guide, this study examined whether using tailored, multifaceted strategies would improve implementation of daily CHG bathing and decrease CLABSIs in a large neuro ICU. Following implementation, infection rates decreased, and improvements were seen across all process measures. After watching the video, read this article to learn more about strategies to implement evidence, which you can use in your own setting.