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Best Practices Recommendations for Home Infusion-Related Infections

This presentation will discuss the risk factors for infusion related infections in the homecare patients, the best practice recommendations for management and prevention with an emphasis on the key role of nurses in infection prevention.

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Description:
Although the overall risk of infection in patients receiving home infusion therapy is low when compared with inpatient settings, all patients are at risk for infection primarily due to the presence of a vascular access device.  Most of these infections are considered preventable.  With implementation of infection control and prevention best practices, organizations have been able to markedly decrease the rate of central vascular access device related infections.  This presentation will discuss the risk factors for infusion related infections in the homecare patients, the best practice recommendations for management and prevention with an emphasis on the key role of nurses in infection prevention.

Objectives:

1.      Identify risk factors for catheter related bloodstream infections in home infusion therapy patients.

2.      Describe evidence-based practices to reduce the risk for infection in home infusion therapy patients.

Faculty:  
Lisa Gorski, MS, HHCNS-BC, CRNI®, FAAN

Accreditation:
This course is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #13571 for 1.0 contact hour.

Effective Date: April 2017

Expiration Date: April 2018

 

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