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Basics of CLABSI Prevention for Nurses

presented by Sheila Andersen, RN, MSN

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Financial: Sheila Andersen receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Sheila Andersen has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Video Runtime: 40 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 31 Minutes

This course will define central-line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) for the nurse. Statistics on CLABSI will be given, with a focus on the associated increased morbidity and mortality of the older client. Various techniques to prevent CLABSI will be discussed.

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Sheila Andersen, RN, MSN

Sheila Andersen, RN, MSN, started her nursing career in 1982 when she graduated with her Practical Nursing degree. She worked in long-term care facilities until she returned to school and graduated in 1986 with an associate degree in nursing. From 1986 to 1988, most of her work was in the long-term care setting. In 1988,…

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1. Defining CLABSI

This chapter will provide a definition of CLABSI per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). An overview of signs and symptoms of potential CLABSI are presented. Diagnosing CLABSI can only be done with positive blood cultures, so this process is also reviewed.

2. CLABSI in Older Adults

The elderly are more at risk for CLABSI due to the aging process. This chapter will give a statistical review of CLABSI and the effect on patients in reference to increased morbidity and mortality in the U.S.

3. Prevention of CLABSI

This chapter will give a short review of hand hygiene as an important step in the prevention of CLABSI. Scrubbing the hub and capping the lines are preventative measures that will be discussed. When to do IV site dressing changes will be reviewed.

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