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CLABSI Toolkit – Preventing Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections: Useful Tools, An International Perspective


Description

The overarching goal of the central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) toolkit is to provide the most current information and guidance on practices and technology, as well as the most appropriate tools, resources, and education to assist health care organizations in reducing the current burden associated with CLABSIs.

The toolkit is separated into the following chapters and sections:
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 – Types of central venous catheters and risk factors for and pathogenesis of CLABSIs
  • Chapter 2 – Background on CLABSIs: clinical practice guidelines, position papers, initiatives on CLABSI prevention, and barriers to best practices
  • Chapter 3 – CLABSI prevention strategies, techniques, and technologies
  • Chapter 4 – CLABSI patient safety initiatives: factors contributing to improvement
  • Chapter 5 – CLABSI surveillance, benchmarking, and public reporting
  • Chapter 6 – Economic aspects of CLABSIs and their prevention
  • Glossary – A glossary of terms used in the toolkit 
  • Toolkit Tools Directory – A complete list of all tools included in the toolkit

Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://www.jointcommission.org/Topics/Clabsi_toolkit.aspx
The PDF version of the monograph on which the tool is based is available at: http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/CLABSI_Monograph.pdf (If you don't have the software to open this PDF, download free Adobe Acrobat ReaderĀ® software External Web Site Policy.)

Developer

The Joint Commission

Funding Sources

The Joint Commission


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Release Date: 11/2012
  • Original Summary: 12/2013
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Last updated: January 29, 2014.