Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Seven Consecutive Quarters Without a Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection
This nonprofit teaching hospital relies on intensivists to provide ICU caare. As part of their efforts to improve care, the intensivists recommended use of an evidence-based CLABSI prevention protocol that includes the use of a checklist to promote compliance. To ensure the protocol was followed, the hospital trained and empowered nurses to enforce standards during the placement process and restricted the number and type of hospital personnel permitted to insert lines.