9 on the Line Patient Safety: Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections (Microlearning)

09-20-2023 01:13 PM

Course Description

In the operating room (OR), nine areas of patient safety are commonly reviewed. These areas are surgical site infections, perioperative hypothermia, retention of foreign objects, wrong site surgery, perioperative pressure injuries, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, central line-associated bloodstream infections, venous thromboembolism, and medication errors, also addressed as adverse drug events. This course will focus on the patient safety issue of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI).

Learning Objectives

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

  • Define CLABSI

  • Discuss statistics and the significance of CLABSIs

  • Explore risk factors and causes of CLABSIs

  • Examine the pathogens often involved in CLABSIs

  • Review best practices for CLABSI prevention

Intended Audience

This educational activity was developed for nurses and healthcare professionals.

Course Information

This is a microlearning course. Microlearning is an approach to learning new information in small segments of 3-15 minutes in length. This course is mobile-friendly!

There is no CE associated with this course. A certificate of completion is awarded, but no contact hours are awarded. If you are interested in earning CE, navigate to and complete the full version of this course.

Course Authors

This course was created by Megan Stewart, MD and Jessica Taylor, RN and edited by Brenda Kozak, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE.

Megan received her MD Degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and trained in General Surgery in Grand Rapids, MI.

Jessica received her master’s degree in nursing and is licensed as a trauma nurse specialist.

Brenda earned her doctorate in nursing practice and is a certified nurse educator. Brenda has over 20 years of clinical experience in nursing practice.