HAIs: Types and Pathogens

Plastic Rounds Innovation Reduces CLABSI and CAUTI

  • Posted: September 30, 2016
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One of APIC’s 2015 Heroes of Infection Prevention, Carol Vance, BSN, RN, CIC, an infection prevention specialist at Barnes Jewish Hospital, implemented an innovative way to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Vance worked alongside Carolyn Tichenor, RT(R)(CT), BA, MHA, SSGB, performance improvement engineer, and Jessica Potts, MSN, RN, PCCN, nurse manager at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, a 489-bed hospital with a 24-hour emergency room.

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