|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2636964||1563484||2014||4 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
BackgroundReducing central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) poses a set of unique challenges in long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHS). Patients are often admitted to LTACHs with central lines in place from the previous hospitalization; thus, LTACHs lack control over insertion techniques and respective central line care and maintenance. This study aimed to demonstrate the impact of a methodical bathing approach with 2% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) cloths and a correlation with a reduced prevalence of CLABSIs in our LTACH population.MethodsThis retrospective observational quality initiative conducted in a 105-bed LTACH used plan-do-study-act methodology to assess the effects of a revised bathing approach using 2% CHG.ResultsStatistical significance demonstrated a 65% reduction in CLABSI on the pilot unit after the 6-month initial trial. The results of the quality initiative were evaluated through the end of 2012.ConclusionsThe decision was made to implement the revised bathing protocol throughout the entire LTACH hospital stay.
Journal: American Journal of Infection Control - Volume 42, Issue 7, July 2014, Pages 735–738