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Bloodstream Infection (BSI) Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) LAN Webinars for 2019

Locate and download recorded webinars from all of the 2019 BSI QIA LAN meetings below:

How We Decreased Our Standardized Infection Rate by 50%
July 2, 2019
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Infection Control in the World of Dialysis
May 7, 2019
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Are Your BSI Rates Still A Problem?
March 5, 2019
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Infection Prevention: It's Everyone’s Job
January 8, 2019
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BSI QIA LAN Identified Best Practices for 2019

The following best practices were identified from the BSI QIA LAN events:

Bloodstream Infection (BSI) Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) LAN Webinars for 2018

Locate and download PowerPoint slide decks and recorded webinars from all of the 2018 BSI QIA LAN meetings below:

BSI QIA LAN
October 2, 2018
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BSI QIA LAN
August 7, 2018
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BSI QIA LAN
June 5, 2018
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BSI QIA LAN  
April 3, 2018
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BSI QIA LAN  
January 29, 2018
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BSI QIA LAN Identified Best Practices for 2018

  • Appoint a dedicated vascular access manager to track patients with a catheter greater than 90 days and review at the monthly QAPI meetings. 
  • Work closely with vascular access surgeons.
  • Use the “See It, Say It” behavioral recognition slogan.
  • Use the CDC Hemodialysis Station Routine Disinfection Observation Tools.
  • Practice Scrub the Hub disinfection.
  • Use a chlorhexidine-impregnated sponge dressing to catheter exit site.
  • Posting of the CDC’s Days Since Last Bloodstream Infection poster in an area visible to patients, family members and staff. The poster can be found here.
  • Encouraging patient compliance with access washing prior to treatment. Facilities can utilize the Infection Prevention: Washing Your Vascular Access handout created by the Network to educate patients on this important topic. The handout is available in QIA toolkits here.