Implementation of a Central Catheter Maintenance Bundle in Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals

Author(s): Antony M. Grigonis, PhD, Amanda M. Dawson, PhD, Mary Burkett, DNP, CNS, Arthur Dylag, MA, MBA, Matthew Sears, BS, Betty Helber, RN, MS, ANE-BC, and Lisa K. Snyder, MD, MPH

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Mar 01, 2019

Topics: Infectious Disease, Patient Safety

Population: Adult

Role: Manager

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Evidence-based guidelines have resulted in decreases in bloodstream infections associated with central catheters (CLABSIs) in hospital intensive care units. However, relatively little is known about CLABSI incidence and prevention in long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs).


  • Identify the critical methodological components required to determine whether implementation of a central catheter bundle in a hospital results in reduction of infections.
  • Articulate the necessity of including statistical analysis of the infection rate trend before and after bundle implementation in order to accurately determine the impact of the bundle on infection reduction.
  • List the components of a catheter maintenance bundle together with the associated education and follow-up required for bundle compliance.

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