DESCRIPTION: Quality improvement is a part of every department’s priorities. The updated Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice give even clearer support on integrating quality metrics into practice. This presentation will review the current recommendations regarding vascular access dressing maintenance as well as highlight a large scale quality improvement project targeted at improving dressing integrity as part of a multi-disciplinary approach for improving care processes and outcomes.
• Review the current guidelines and standards regarding vascular access dressing integrity
• Discuss the evidence indicating the association between dressing disruption and bloodstream infection
• Describe successful interventions designed to improve dressing integrity on vascular access devices
Our thanks to Eloquest for their generous support of this program.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing provider Number CEP12371 for 1.0 contact hour