Lessons Learned: Implementing Practices to Improve CLABSI Rates

Published on in CHOP News

June 2013 — Children’s Hospital Home Care invested time and focused, sustained efforts in implementing the World Health Organization’s Five Moments for Hand Hygiene as part of a safety initiative in reducing its rate of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI).

Implementation resulted in:

  • A reduction in infection rates
  • Lessons learned
  • Best practices and changes in mental models, such as a redefinition of “team”
  • System-level changes such as innovative, coordinated, community-level educational outreach

Verna Cole, PhD, education and developmental liaison, and Kelly Monacella-Duffy, MSN, RN, home health clinical operations manager, both of Children's Hospital Home Care, published their findings in Patient Safety InSight, the online magazine of the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety.

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