ABOUT THIS COURSE:
This is the second presentation in a 2 part, pre-recorded webinar series titled: Infection Prevention: Eliminating Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) and Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI). The most recent estimates from the Center for Disease Control is that there are 1.7 million hospital acquired infections annually in the United States. Elimination of health careassociated infections is a priority of the Department of Health and Human Services. Considerable success in prevention has been reported for some infections, particularly central line-associated bloodstream infections. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services beginning in 2008 is no longer paying for the costs incurred by the rising case complexity related to specific hospital acquired infections. Two common hospital acquired infections include Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). Both infections result in increased morbidity, mortality, length of stay and costs. Viewing the entire presentation, completion of a post-test (with 70% accuracy) and evaluation for each presentation is required for successful completion and to receive a certificate of completion. Products produced and/or distributed by Commercial Interest Organizations (CIOs) mentioned during this presentation are for educational purposes only and should not be considered an endorsement by Academy Medical Systems, the course presenter, or the ANCC Presenter/Content Expert - Patricia Posa is on the Speaker Bureau for Excelsior Medical and Sage Products. No other member of the planning committee has a relationship with a CIO that could create a conflict of interest in planning or presenting this material. A majority of these device related infections can be prevented. Prevention of these infections is best achieved through reliable application of evidence based intervention organized into bundles. Statewide and national initiatives using evidence based bundles along with implementing a culture change model (Comprehensive Unit Based Safety Program) have nearly eliminated these infections. Learn more about prevention strategies and successful implementation of CLABSI and CAUTI prevention programs.