CLABSI Prevention – A Top Nursing Priority

Track: 30 Minute Podium

Session Number: 502B
Date: Fri, Apr 26th, 2019
Time: 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Description:

Doellman D, Gorski L, Hadaway L, Hagle M, McGoldrick M, Orr M. Journal of Infusion Nursing. Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice. 2016;39:81-83.

Bakdash J, Drews F, Gleed J. Improving central line maintenance to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections. American Journal of Pediatrics. 2017;1-7.

Duffy E, Nelson K. Pediatric central venous access devices: nursing interventions. 2017;7:51-56
Session Type: Education

Session Description: This session will provide participants with a description of how one Pediatric Hospital reduced CLABSI rates by 25% after a complete overhaul of their central line dressing change practice. Participants will learn how a rigourous and time-intensive education program in addition to a product change improved central line dressing maintentance and increased skill and comfort level for clinical nurses hospital-wide.
Primary Presenter Bio: Lacey Bergerhofer, MSN, RN-BC is a Senior Manager of Clinical Informatics & Practice at Children's Mercy Kansas City. Lacey received an undergraduate degree in nursing at the University of Kansas and Master’s degree in nursing from Drexel University. Following clinical practice and education roles, Lacey transitioned to informatics nursing. In her role as Nursing Practice Council Chair and a leader for informatics, Lacey assures systems are integrated with practice for safe, high quality patient care, positive outcomes, and satisfying professional practice. She certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in nursing informatics.
Primary Presenter Institution: Children's Mercy Kansas City
Presenter 2 Institution: Children's Mercy Kansas City
Presenter 2 Bio: Molly Hufferd, BSN, RN, CPN, VA-BC, Children’s Mercy Kansas City, is a board certified pediatric and vascular access nurse with 15 years of experience. Molly received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Avila University. As a clinical nurse and education coordinator in Vascular Access for 10 years, Molly developed hospital-wide CLABSI prevention education as well as served as reviewer and content expert for central line and venous access policies. From 2016-2018 Molly was the Secretary for the Association of Vascular Access Executive Leadership Council Pediatric Special Interest Group. In July 2018 Molly accepted a position as Liver Transplant Coordinator to continue to care for pediatric patients and their families.
Session Type: Education

Session Description: This session will provide participants with a description of how one Pediatric Hospital reduced CLABSI rates by 25% after a complete overhaul of their central line dressing change practice. Participants will learn how a rigourous and time-intensive education program in addition to a product change improved central line dressing maintentance and increased skill and comfort level for clinical nurses hospital-wide.
Primary Presenter Bio: Lacey Bergerhofer, MSN, RN-BC is a Senior Manager of Clinical Informatics & Practice at Children's Mercy Kansas City. Lacey received an undergraduate degree in nursing at the University of Kansas and Master’s degree in nursing from Drexel University. Following clinical practice and education roles, Lacey transitioned to informatics nursing. In her role as Nursing Practice Council Chair and a leader for informatics, Lacey assures systems are integrated with practice for safe, high quality patient care, positive outcomes, and satisfying professional practice. She certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in nursing informatics.
Primary Presenter Institution: Children's Mercy Kansas City
Presenter 2 Institution: Children's Mercy Kansas City
Presenter 2 Bio: Molly Hufferd, BSN, RN, CPN, VA-BC, Children’s Mercy Kansas City, is a board certified pediatric and vascular access nurse with 15 years of experience. Molly received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Avila University. As a clinical nurse and education coordinator in Vascular Access for 10 years, Molly developed hospital-wide CLABSI prevention education as well as served as reviewer and content expert for central line and venous access policies. From 2016-2018 Molly was the Secretary for the Association of Vascular Access Executive Leadership Council Pediatric Special Interest Group. In July 2018 Molly accepted a position as Liver Transplant Coordinator to continue to care for pediatric patients and their families.