CLABSI (Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection) is one of the most common hospital-acquired infections in the ICUs (Intensive Care Unit). Not only it is cost prohibitive, but it also prolongs hospitalization. However, it is avoidable. This condition needs to be reviewed to improve patients’ outcomes in the ICUs. This project aims to decrease or eliminate the incidence of CLABSI among ICU patients through proper and mindful hand hygiene. Healthcare providers should be aware of the different care bundles that contribute to decreasing CLABSI and be able to apply them correctly. Articles were searched on different databases such as Cochrane Library, PubMed, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL). This paper is written to help healthcare providers in taking extra steps to eliminate CLABSI. Proper hand hygiene before accessing and manipulating central lines can lead to zero CLABSI.
Date of publication
MSN Capstone Project
Master in Science of Nursing/ Family Nurse Practioner
Amazan, Meliana, "Role of Hand Hygiene in the Prevention of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection in Intensive Care Unit Patients: A Benchmark Project" (2023). MSN Capstone Projects. Paper 275.