Central line blood stream infections (CLABSI) jeopardize patient safety.
CLABSI rates at St. Mark’s have been declining progressively over the past two years.
Studies show that the majority of CLABSIs are attributable to skin organisms.
The current projects in progress at St. Mark’s to further reduce our CLABSI rates are:
- Implementation of vascular access team to standardize the protocols for line insertion and line maintenance, and train staff who maintain lines.
- Train staff and implement consistent use of BioPatch dressings for central lines.
- Patient Safety Director Appointed
- End-Tidal CO2 for PCA Monitoring
- Oxygen Weaning Protocol
- Adding MSSA Pre-Operative Screening
- Remarkable Handwashing Training
- Assault on Central Line Infections
- Reducing Catheter-Associated UTI
- War on Clostridia Difficile
- We Need Your Help to Prevent Infection
- Antibiotic Stewardship
- BioFire Respiratory Panel Available
- From the Medical Executive Committee
- PICC Line / Mid-Line Team
- Voices Heard / Improvements Made
- Advanced Practice Professionals in OR
- VTE Reduction in Hip & Knee Program
- New Medical Staff Appointments
- Retirements / Resignations