Catheter-related blood stream infections (CRBSIs) are a major cause of patient mortality. This clinical study followed 39 hemodialysis patients over 6 months, and findings on hospital admission rates, inpatient length of stay, and reduction in the number of CRBSIs are presented. The results complement an evidence-based approach to patient care. The research process, the qualitative and quantitative data, as well as the research outcomes are analyzed.
Contact hours available until 4/24/2015
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Planning Committee: Kristin Larson – Consultant, Nephrology Clinical Solutions; Employee, Affymax; Other financial support, Kristin M. Larson, RN, MSN, LLC; Sandy Bodin – Employee, Affymax; Dawn Koonkongsatian – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care; Elizabeth St. John - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
Presenter(s): • Tamara Kear – Grant/Research Support, American Nephrology Nurses’ Association • Elizabeth Evans – Grant/Research Support, American Nephrology Nurses’ Association
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declare.
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Accreditation Statement: American Nephrology Nurses’ Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.
Objectives: • Describe the purpose, significance, population, and methodologies of the study. • Summarize the quantitative findings of the study. • Relate the study to the PICOT evidence-based decision-making process.