Prevention of Hemodialysis Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections In Acutely Ill Individuals

Prevention of Hemodialysis Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections In Acutely Ill Individuals

Identification: nnj_so10A6
Issue: September-October 2010
Volume: Vol. 37, No. 5
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Goal: To provide an overview of tunneled, cuffed catheter use and quality improvement measures in one center's inpatient hemodialysis setting.

Objectives:

  1. Explain the process of hemodialysis catheter care.
  2. Discuss how a healthcare team can be motivated to make changes during a quality improvement project.
  3. Describe the catheter evaluation and selection process as part of this institution's ongoing quality improvement project.


Acknowledgment: The author would like to thank Annie W. Tu, Sohail Ahmad, and Patrick Willis for their suppoer and participation in the Catheter Trial project.

Statement of Disclosure: The author reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

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