Reducing Central Line Infections?

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Reducing Central Line Infections Central lines are a one of the major risk factors for infections in the bloodstream and many occur outside of the intensive care units (Medina, Serratt, Pelter, & Brancamp, 2014). An increase in the amount of patients who are admitted to the hospital with central lines has increased the amounts of central line infections. Reducing the amount of central line infections on a general Medical-Surgical unit with in a facility is very important for both patients and healthcare facilities. Preparation The issue is the increase in the number central line infections on the general Medical-Surgical floor. The method used to determine the issue on the Medical-Surgical unit is personal and professional experience. The nursing staff on the Medical-Surgical unit has recently experienced an increase in patients with central lines. This is clinically significant, because an increase in central lines increases the risk for increased central line infections. Infections in the bloodstream are attributed to increased length of stay and increasing costs, including the reduction in reimbursement to the facilities (Medina et al., 2014). Reducing central line infections will reduce hospital costs, reduce stress for the patients, and allow the nursing staff to provide patient safe practice. Validation Many articles and studies were retrieved from different databases. The articles and studies retrieved were reviewed for their usefulness in this proposal. The
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