Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections

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Lecture Overview

A serious, preventable complication associated with vascular access is infection. For instance, Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) are hospital-acquired infections that can lead to sepsis. This session reviews the key considerations that relate to the safe management of vascular access devices, with a focus on the prevention of CLABSI.

Educators

Portrait of Gillian Ray-Barruel
Gillian Ray-Barruel

Dr Gillian Ray-Barruel is a leading nursing and ICU researcher who coordinated the OMG Study, which recruited more than 40,000 patients with peripheral intravenous catheters globally. Gillian has extensive experience in vascular access devices research, critical care nursing, patient assessment, project management, medical writing and editing, and clinical trials coordination. Gillian is fully funded by a highly competitive Griffith University post-doctoral fellowship to improve assessment and action by bedside clinicians regarding the prevention of IV complications. See Educator Profile

Details
CPD18m of CPD
First Published03 March 2019
Updated03 March 2019
Expires
20 August 2021
Topics
Clinical Assessment
Infectious Diseases
Infection Prevention
Infectious Diseases
Patient Safety
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