Vascular Access Health Solution

Vascular Access
Health Solution

Make CLABSI prevention second nature.

Our CLABSI-Prevention Program

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) create serious clinical and financial burdens for caregivers and patients. There are three major areas where infection can occur—during catheter insertion, dressing changes, and while accessing the line. We help clinicians use the right tools the right way every time to lower the risk of infection. Our comprehensive approach, emphasizing people, process and products, helps you reduce practice variation and create a culture of safety across your organization.

The Benefit

Enabling your team with the right education and tools, this program will help you empower caregivers with education of insertion, care and maintenance to successfully set-up the line. Ongoing education is provided in three ways to reinforce and sustain change:

  1. On-site or off-site training by clinical experts
  2. Online courses with CEs
  3. Facility-led Train the Trainer programs
$48KAverage cost of treating CLABSI per patient can reach nearly $95,0001
25%Patient mortality rate with CLABSI ranges from 12 to 25 percent2
5XRe-admittance is five times more likely for CLABSI patients3

Best Practice Guidance

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Apply Proper Aseptic Technique

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Practice Good Hand Hygiene Habits

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Ensure Fully Intact Dressing

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Reduce Practice Variation

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Protect the Patient's Skin

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Stay Alert to Hygiene Lapses

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Education and training

Build sustainable knowledge with 24/7 access to online courses

CLABSI Continuing Education (CE) Courses

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Introduction to Central Venous Catheters (1.0 CE for Nurses)

Review the best practices for central venous catheter (CVC) access, insertion and maintenance.

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CLABSI — The Basics of Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (1.0 CE for Nurses)

List six ways CLABSIs can impact reimbursement and identify three CLABSI infection prevention strategies.

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Peripheral IV Therapy - Best Practices for Nurses (1.0 CE for Nurses)

Feel confident performing IV placement, one of the most common procedures in the acute care setting. Follow current best practices ensuring the best outcomes for your patients receiving IV therapy.

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Sepsis (1.0 CE for Nurses)

Define sepsis and its significance in healthcare today. Identify seven risk factors for developing sepsis and review the CMS Sepsis Core Measures, known as sepsis bundles.

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Neonatal and Pediatric Vascular Access Device Selection and Management (1.0 CE for Nurses)

Learn the standards and guidelines for vascular access specific to the neonatal and pediatric population. Discuss commonly used devices and explore best practices and CLABSI-prevention strategies.

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V.I.T.A.L. Assessment Tool: Central Venous Catheter Care and Maintenance (1.0 CE for Nurses)

Proper CVC care and maintenance can reduce complications and improve outcomes. Explore interventions to improve clinical practice by utilizing a simple acronym, V.I.T.A.L.

Additional Vascular Access Courses

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Appropriate Vascular Access Device Selection (1.0 CE for Nurses)

Review the various vascular access options and their placement techniques and indications/contraindications. Establish evidence-based protocols for vascular access device selection.

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Understanding Intraosseous Access

Intraosseous placement provides faster access, fewer complications and a higher success rate. Analyze examples of intraosseous devices in clinical situations to improve patient outcomes.

clinical evidence

Drive evidence-based practices and support a culture of safety

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AHRQ CLABSI Toolkit

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APIC and CLABSIs

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ASA 2020 Practice Guidelines for Central Venous Access

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CDC Checklist for Prevention of CLABSIs

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CDC Guidelines for Use of Antimicrobial Catheters

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Infusion Nurses Society

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Joint Commission CLABSI Toolkit

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Timeline of the Bundle: CDC Guidelines

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Vantex Catheter Bundling Efficacy

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Vantex Effectiveness: Clinical Evidence Packet

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Best Practice Tutorials

Support best practices with step-by-step instructional videos

Introduction into CVC Kits and the components inside.

Step-by-step technique for CVC insertion with Dr. Heffner.

A step-by-step instructional video on how properly insert a central venous catheter using the Medline CVC Zone Bundle™ to help prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections.