Main Organiser

Julius Centre University of Malaya

Co-organiser

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malay

Supported by

University of Malaya

UTILIZED CENTRAL LINE BUNDLE IMPLEMENTATION TO REDUCE CENTRAL LINE-ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTION RATES

Author

Ying-Hsun Wu

Institution

Changhua Christian Hospital

Abstract

Objectives: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a major source of morbidity and mortality, particularly central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) have been shown to pose the greatest threat to patient safety (Furuya et al., 2011; Rosenthal et al., 2010). After database search, 6 articles confirmed that bundled care interventions can significant decrease CLABSI rates.

Methods: A Quasi-experimental method design was used, collected the CLABI data in the medical intensive care unit before and after the “bundled care interventions”, from January 2011 to April 2012.

Results: Through the “bundled care interventions”, we wish the CLABI rates (per 1,000 central line- days) from 7.92 per 1,000 central line-days (before the interventions) reduced to 5.82 per 1,000 central line-days(after the interventions).

Conclusion: After the interventions, we followed the data only 4 months, but we found that “bundled care interventions” could reduce the CLABI rates, and keep track of, and hopes to enhance the quality of nursing care.