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Introducing a nursing maintenance bundle for patients with pulmonary arterial catheters

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 October 2019

Michael A. Ben-Aderet*
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Epidemiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Matthew J. P. Almario
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Epidemiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Meghan S. Madhusudhan
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Epidemiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Carissa Drucker
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Epidemiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Jeffery Luria
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Epidemiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Sneha Krishna
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Epidemiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Laila Massie
Affiliation:
Department of Nursing, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Catherine Bresee
Affiliation:
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Research Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Alice Chan
Affiliation:
Department of Nursing, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Jimmy Nguyen
Affiliation:
Department of Nursing, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Rekha K. Murthy
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Affairs, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Jonathan D. Grein
Affiliation:
Department of Hospital Epidemiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
*
Author for correspondence: Michael A. Ben-Aderet, Email: Michael.Ben-Aderet@cshs.org

Abstract

We undertook a quality improvement project to address challenges with pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) line maintenance in a setting of low-baseline central-line infection rates. We observed a subsequent reduction in Staphylococcal PAC line infections and a trend toward a reduction in overall PAC infection rates over 1 year.

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© 2019 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved. 

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