Reducing Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Pedatric Oncology: A Nursing Quality Initiative

Our Pediatric Oncology unit identified hospital-acquired catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) as a problem in 2008, when we averaged 12.2 CRBSIs per 1000 line days, which is above the infection rates reported in the literature for this patient population. This is a significant issue due to the morbidity and mortality from septicemia in immunocompromised patients.

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Work Title Reducing Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Pedatric Oncology: A Nursing Quality Initiative
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Creators
  1. Donna Kandsberger, MSN, CNS
  2. Deana Deeter, CRNP
  3. Brandy Souders, RN
  4. Michelle Hess, RN
Keyword
  1. Penn State Hershey Nursing
  2. Catheter Related Bloodstream Infections
  3. Nursing Quality
  4. Pediatric Oncology
License All rights reserved
Work Type Poster
Publication Date March 2012
Subject
  1. CRBSIs
  2. Nursing Quality
  3. Hospital acquired infections
Deposited November 18, 2013

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  • Added Creator Deana Deeter, CRNP
  • Added Creator Brandy Souders, RN
  • Added Creator Michelle Hess, RN
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