Vascular Access Management: CLABSI - The Basics of Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (1.0 CE for Nurses)

11-05-2021 03:30 PM

Course Description

In this course, we will review the utilization of central line catheters as well as the etiology and epidemiology of CLABSIs. The risks associated with CLABSI as well as the EBPs for the prevention of CLABSI will also be explained. The course will conclude by detailing the importance of CLABSI surveillance.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • List 6 ways CLABSI can impact reimbursement
  • Describe the 3 routes implicated in the pathogenesis of CLABSI
  • List the 3 stages of biofilm development
  • List the 4 steps of CVC daily review
  • Identify 3 supplemental CLABSI infection prevention strategies
Intended Audience

This educational activity was developed for nurses.

CE Information

This course is approved for 1.0 contact hours by the Florida and California State Boards of Nursing.

Course Authors

This course was co-authored by Barbara Connell MS, MT(ASCP)SH and Erika Probst RN, MSN, CLNC.

Barbara Connell MS, MT(ASCP)SH is vice president of clinical services at Medline and responsible for the development and execution of clinical educational programs focused on infectious disease and infection prevention. With over 20 years’ experience as a medical technologist working specifically in the areas of microbiology, hematology and blood banking, Connell also brings 15 years’ experience in the IVD laboratory diagnostics business. 

Erika Probst, RNC, MSN, CLNC is the owner of Bracken Probst & Associates, LLC, an independent consulting firm that assists with reviewing medical related cases. She received her BSN from The University of Portland and her MSN focusing on nursing education from Walden University. She has been a maternity nurse for over 15 years where she assisted with the leadership of her department as a charge nurse for over 8 years and has her certification as a Mother-Baby nurse through the National Certification Corporation. She helped found the Nursing Research Council (NRC) at Providence St Vincent Medical Center, a facility that recently earned its fourth Magnet designation. She chaired the NRC for 8 years and assisted with multiple conferences, presentations, and research projects.