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Blood Stream Infection (BSI) Toolkit

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Network 7 has created a BSI Toolkit to assist facilities in reducing infection rates. Each section of the toolkit is available for download below.

4 Ways to Get Ahead of Sepsis

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) infographic, aimed at patients, addresses what sepsis is and steps that can be taken to prevent it.

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Use the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) Bloodstream Infection (BSI) Monitoring Form for tracking access- and central venous catheter (CVC)-related BSIs, the number of patients who have had two or more BSIs within a 12-month period, and BSI prevention education and for discussion of progress toward goals during QAPI meetings.

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Caring For Your Dialysis Catheter

This tri-fold brochure about caring for a central venous catheter (CVC) and how to recognize and trouble shoot problems, is an excellent resource for patients with CVCs. Network 15—Caring for Your Dialysis Catheter (PDF) (Engish/Spanish) Network 17—Caring for Your Dialysis Catheter...

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CDC Audit Tools

This is the CDC Hand Hygiene Audit Tools section of the BSI Toolkit. Network 7—CDC Audit Tool (PDF) Network 15—CDC Audit Tool (PDF) Network 17—CDC Audit Tool (PDF)

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Monthly Reporting Forms

This is the monthly reporting form section of the BSI Toolkit. Network 7—BSI Toolkit (PDF) Network 15—BSI Toolkit (PDF) Network 17—BSI Toolkit (PDF)

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Patient Resources

This is the patient resources section of the BSI Toolkit. It contains English and Spanish handouts, pledges, and tools. Network 7—Patient Resources (PDF) Network 15—Patient Resources (PDF) Network 17—Patient Resources (PDF)

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Sepsis Zone Tool: My Plan to Identify Infection and/or Sepsis

Use this one page tool with your patients to help them determine whether or not they need to call your office or 9-1-1 in the event of infection.

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Toolkit Introduction and Instructions

This is the introduction and instruction section of the BSI Toolkit. Network 7—Introduction and BSI Prevention QIA Tool (PDF) Network 15—Introduction and BSI Prevention QIA Tool (PDF) Network 17—Introduction and BSI Prevention QIA Tool (PDF)

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