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Cannula conversations: An initiative to reduce bloodstream infections

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal
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Healthcare-associated BSIs (HA-BSIs) have a significant burden on the healthcare system and are largely associated with increased risk of patient morbidity and mortality.  Most HA-BSIs are preventable through basic infection prevention and control practices. To commit to reducing the issue of HA-BSIs, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care  released the new 'Management of PIVCs Clinical Care Standard' in 2021. The Townsville Hospital and Health Service (THHS) Infection Prevention and Control Team identified gaps in meeting the new Standard, which included a lack of evidence that inpatients were receiving information about caring for their PIVC, an increase in hospital acquired BSIs in the medical and surgical wards, and poor compliance with routine PIVC documentation. [...]education sessions for staff and patients were provided sporadically and ward pressures limited staff ability to attend services.
Date added
Created by
Michelle Bendall
Published by
Current Awareness Service for Health