We have recently had a spike in the number of BSI's in our Trauma unit. We have implemented several changes to reduce the bsi's but we have not seen much of a change. Currently, we bathe all patients with a central line in Hibiclens with disposable wipes, we have a trained team to perform dressing changes on the lines, and we have of course been following standards like scrubbing the hub for 15 seconds. What are some methods that some of y'all have been using to prevent bsi's?
May 28, '12
by Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN
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I have seen some recent studies heavily linked to the hubs on certain tubing system with residual blood in the hub of the line being heavily to BSI.
What type of tubing do you use? It was heavily linked to the "clave" type systems.
Last edit by Esme12 on May 28, '12