Monday, August 26, 2013

Research Brief: Reducing Blood Stream Infections

The next grantee project in our series comes from Johns Hopkins University.  Led by David Thompson and Jill Marsteller, the team's goal was to implement a comprehensive safety program including an evidence based intervention to reduce central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) while examining the context of nursing care delivery on patient outcomes. This interdisciplinary research team used the expertise of nurses to develop and deliver a quality improvement initiative that reflects the positive clinical contributions of nurses in the critical care setting. This study is likely to inform other nurse-led medical error reduction interventions, contribute to the quality improvement literature and to the science of rigorously evaluated evidence based interdisciplinary nursing practice.

Access the research brief.

Access a chart on the quarterly number of perceived CLABSI prevention practices during the implementation period.

This post is part of a series to provide the public with research briefs on INQRI-funded projects across a range of interests.

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