Catheter Related Blood Stream Infection

1004 Words Mar 12th, 2016 5 Pages
Catheter related blood stream infection is very common to patients receiving haemodialysis treatment. Although catheters provide vascular access, they put the patients at risk for developing local and systemic infections. Dialysis CRBSI can be obtained during insertion in the operating theatre and handling of the catheter by the health care team post insertion. Causes include improper technique in hand washing, breaking principles of aseptic technique when managing catheters and contaminated supplies. It is quite tough to describe and to put a figure on the occurrence of dialysis CRBSI despite the presence of standardised procedures in every institution. One more concern would be the systems for reporting cases of CRBSI among dialysis patients. This analysis focused on the utilisation of a detailed framework to build up a strategy in order to decrease the number of CRBSI among patients undergoing haemodialysis. The study intended to reduce CRBSI by recognizing the reason behind increasing cases of infection, formulating plans to cut down incidences of infection and persuading staff to work out on executing change in their usual practice.
Aims and Research Methods
This study made use of a practice development framework and set up a working party. The working party included members of the health care team from four satellite dialysis units and a major tertiary hospital. It is comprised of a nurse manager, clinical nurse consultant, infection control representatives and a renal…
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