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Running Head: NURSING RESEARCH TOPIC Nursing Research 1 Nursing Research Topic: Catheter infection with Evidence Based Practice Literature Search for Review Name Class Date Nursing Research Topic: Catheter infection with Evidence Based Practice Literature Search for Review Brungs, S.
Catheter related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) contribute to 2,400–20,000 deaths per year, with an estimated cost of $296 million to $2.30 billion (Hu, Veenstra, Lipsky, & Saint, 2004). CRBSIs can be reduced dramatically with maximal barrier precautions, chlorhexidine gluconate skin preparatory agents, and strict hand hygiene (Brungs & Render, 2006, p. 723). Cherry, M., Brown, J. M., Neal, T., & Ben Shaw, N. (2010). What features of educational interventions lead to competence in aseptic insertion and maintenance of CV catheters in acute care? BEME Guide No. 15. Medical Teacher, 32(3), 198-218. doi:10.3109/01421591003596600 Abstract: Background: Up to 6000 patients per year in England acquire a central venous catheter (CVC)-related bloodstream infection (Shapey et al. 2008). Implementation of Department of Health guidelines through educational interventions has resulted in significant and sustained reductions in CVC-related blood stream infections (Pronovost et al. 2002), and cost (Hu et al. 2004). Aim: This review aimed to determine the features of structured educational interventions that impact on competence in aseptic insertion technique and maintenance of CV catheters by healthcare workers. ...