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Peripheral Vascular Access Device-Related Infection: Clinical and Legal Perspectives Webinar
Under-reported, under-recognized, and most often ignored are the infections associated with peripheral vascular access devices (PVADs) i.e. short peripheral catheters (SPC) and midline catheters (MC). However, that is soon to change with ECRI call out to the problem along with the impending Hospital Onset Bacteremia surveillance requirement.  Consider the answers to these questions: Do you know your institution’s Peripheral Vascular Access Device (PVAD) infection rate? How many of your CLABSIs are PVAD-BSIs? Why is clean technique acceptable for PVAD insertion when all other VADs are placed with sterile technique? What is the legal liability for PVAD-BSI when not using sterile technique? Is the use of MCs to avoid CLABSI in the best interest of the patient? Will clinically indicated removal of SPCs increase the risk for PVAD-BSI and what are the legal implications?
These questions and more will be addressed in this session along with recommendations for re-engineering practice with an evidence-based components of care model.

Original Air Date: Nov 12, 2019 1:00 PM EST

Length: 1 Hour and 15 Mintues

Catheter Related Bloodstream Infections (CRBSI) are a significant cause of hospital morbidity and mortality.  A review of literature and Infusion Therapy Standards indicate that dressing changes due to disruption are associated with a significant risk of bloodstream infection.  A quality improvement project to decrease the number of premature dressing changes due to disruption was initiated and its results, including 18-months of audit data, will be discussed.

Original Air Date: Oct 15, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

Length: 1 Hour

The Infection Preventionists Role in Preventing Surgical Site Infections Webinar

Infection preventionists (IPs) should be actively engaged with members of their surgical teams to promote quality improvement activities aimed at full implementation of current evidence‐based surgical site infection prevention measures. But often times, IPs feel disconnected from the operating room environment and may even believe they have nothing to offer their surgical colleagues in promoting evidence‐based surgical site infection prevention practices. This presentation will discuss important knowledge and skills that IPs do have to offer, and how they can use those skills to work collaboratively with surgical teams to ensure high quality, safe surgical care.

Original Air Date: Sep 12, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

Length: 1 Hour

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