Experience in practice: Using key interventions on a problem encountered by a practitioner.
CLABSI, or Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection, is a serious healthcare-associated infection that has been linked to increased morbidity and mortality rates in hospitalized patients. In order to combat this problem, it is necessary to implement evidence-based intervention in the healthcare setting. The implementation of bundles interventions has been proven to reduce CLABSI rate significantly. The bundles usually include multiple practices that are evidence-based, including hand hygiene, barrier protection, antimicrobial stewardship, etc. A second key intervention involves the chlorhexidine-gluconate bathing. This has shown to be a significant reduction in CLABSI among high-risk patients. Finaly, reducing CLABSI is dependent on the ongoing training and education of healthcare professionals in infection prevention and control.
For a comprehensive approach to CLABSI prevention and reduction, it is important that healthcare facilities implement bundle interventions. These include evidence-based practice to help prevent CLABSI. It may be necessary to promote proper hand washing, use sterile barriers during catheter maintenance and insertion, or implement antimicrobial stewardship. CHG bathing is also recommended for patients at high risk, like those who are in intensive care or have compromised immune systems. In order to emphasize the importance of CLABSI, it is important that healthcare professionals receive ongoing education on infection control.
Implementing evidence-based interventions in the healthcare setting is crucial to reduce the CLABSI incidence. Research has shown that bundled interventions and CHG bathing are effective ways to prevent CLABSI. By implementing these interventions, healthcare facilities can significantly improve patient safety and reduce the incidence of healthcare-associated infections.