Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) account for more than 82,000 infections, 28,000 attributable deaths, and billions of dollars in healthcare costs in the US annually. However, through strict adherence to protocols and rigorous patient care management, CLABIs can be preventable. During this live webinar, participants will define what a CLABSI is, describe its role in patient morbidity and mortality, and determine which interventions can be used to decrease CLABSI.
Holly Taylor, MPH, CIC is a board-certified Infection Preventionist with the Inova Health System in Northern Virginia. She earned a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Texas School of Public Heath in 2008. She is a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and has presented abstract findings at multiple APIC national conferences earning a Blue Ribbon award for outstanding abstract in 2011. Her work in CLABSI prevention has been recognized by the Virginia Department of Health Healthcare-associated Infections program.
In cooperation with Professional Education Services Group (PESG), PHA Online University is pleased to present this webinar as a continuing education activity for nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
Nurses: PESG is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity will provide 1 hour of continuing nursing education.
Respiratory Therapists: The Continuing Respiratory Education system of the American Association for Respiratory Care grants 1 hour for this course.