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TAP CLABSI Implementation Guide - Links to Example Resources

Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) Implementation Guide: Links to Resources*

*Disclaimer: The links in the domains below are not mutually exclusive nor do they represent an exhaustive list of all the possible resources available. Furthermore, the links presented do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the federal government, and none should be inferred.

See also the CDC 2011 Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections [PDF – 1 MB]

I. General Infrastructure, Capacity, and Processes

Engagement of Leadership, Champions, and Healthcare Personnel

Tools for the CLABSI Workgroup

Prevention Bundles

Staff Training and Competency Assessments – Insertion

Documentation of Insertion

Staff Training and Competency Assessments – Maintenance

  • Central Line Dressing Change
    Video for staff education on central line dressing changes, from the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • “Be a life SAVER” Online Educational Module
    Educational module on central line dressing changes providing interactive vignettes and test materials for use as a stand-alone educational module, from Utah Hospital Association
  • Vascular Access Device Quiz for the Prevention of CLABSI [DOC – 51 KB]
    Quiz designed to test healthcare personnel knowledge on CLABSI prevention techniques, from Johns Hopkins University, Quality and Safety Research Group
  • Clean It Like You Mean It [PDF – 1.8 MB]
    Overview and examples from the “Clean It Like You Mean It” campaign collaborative that uses evidence-based best practices and nurse education to reduce CLABSIs, prepared by Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at New York Presbyterian Hospital and posted by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Routine Audits

Feedback for Providers

II. Appropriate Use of Central Venous Catheters

III. Proper Insertion Practices for Central Venous Catheters

Empowering Staff to Stop the Line

IV. Proper Maintenance Practices for Central Venous Catheters

V. Supplemental Strategies

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