Well done. The last slide blew me away. That is a lot of money.
Jan 14, '14
the cost treating a blood stream infection is $28,000-40.000 and what price do you put on death?
Google the rate of deaths from BSI you will be very surprised. All hospitals must now publically report incidence of CLABSI for all patients.
Last year they only had to report the numbers from the ICU so the numbers were grossly undereported'.
IV sts are changed according to CDC guidelines. For consistently attached 96 hrs. Intermittent lines which are disconnected more than twice are changed daily. White iVs like Diprivan and fat emusions are changed q 12 hrs because the are isotonic to blood and
are wonderful mediums for bacterial growth unlike hyper tonic./hypotonic solutions which inhibit groth of bacteria which are pathogenic to us. All other IVs should not hang greater than 24 hrs because that is when bacteria starts to multiply at room temp. Please refer to CDC web site for evidenced based practice