Let’s ReBoot: Examining Strategies to Reset Culture + Practices Around CLABSI Reduction
Part 1 of this course will focus on helping hospitals reset their culture of infection prevention to tackle the rising CLABSI rates related to the COVID-19 pandemic.This course begins with connecting the nurse advocacy role with reducing harm through several different strategies. It will also address issues around indications for insertion, guidance on the proper catheter selections and brief review of evidence and process around insertion.
Part 2 of this course goes beyond the guidelines for CLABSI to address some of the challenging areas of the maintenance bundles including ensuring daily discussion of removal, dressing disruption, variation in bathing practices and blood culture contamination. Strategies for overcoming those challenges will be outlined.
Infection prevention, quality, and/or direct care staff.
Part 1 Objectives:
- Discuss national trends in CLABSI rates and utilization since the pandemic
- Identify what has been learned through the pandemic that can be used to reboot CLABSI initiatives
- Discuss strategies for getting back to basics and resetting the culture of safety
Part 2 Objectives:
- Identify which practices of the maintenance bundle were retained during the pandemic and interventions that need a reboot
- Discuss the maintenance bundles challenges and evidence based strategies to overcome them
Kathleen M. Vollman MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FCNS, FAAN
Kathleen Vollman is a critical care clinical nurse specialist and consultant. She has published and lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of pulmonary, critical care, prevention of healthcare acquired injuries including pressure injury and HAI’s, work culture and sepsis recognition and management. She serves as a subject matter expert on these topics for the American Hospital Association and Michigan Hospital Association. From 1989 to 2003 she functioned in the role of clinical nurse for the Medical ICUs at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Currently her company, ADVANCING NURSING LLC, is focused on creating empowered work environments for health care practitioners through the acquisition of greater skills, knowledge and process improvement. In 2004, Vollman was inducted into the College of Critical Care Medicine, in 2009 into the American Academy of Nurses and in 2019, into the CNS Institute. In 2012, she was appointed to serve as an honorary ambassador to the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses and is currently the financial director.
No continuing education is provided for this course. The user will receive a certificate of completion upon completing the course.