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Robust leadership in infection prevention and control is essential for effective decision-making, efficient use of resources and ensuring the provision of high quality, safe, effecitve, person-centred care (HIS, 2015)
Every year over 300,000 patients in England acquire a healthcare associated infection whilstin hospital. These infections cost the NHS more than £1 billion a year
A care bundle is a group of individual evidence-based best practice
Interventions that, when grouped and used together, have been proven to reduce infections and improve outcomes for patients.
In day to day clinical practice, these actions and interventions may not always all be done consistently thus care may vary for patients. By implementing care bundles, these care actions become MUST DO tasks, and ensure consistent, evidence based patient care.
Care bundles cannot be implemented overnight. They need careful planning, multidisciplinary team collaboration and agreement from all affected parties before they can be expected to improve practice in a meaningful way.
In order to ensure implementation, measuring compliance will be necessary. Remember, picking and choosing parts of a care bundle is not recommended. These are evidence based interventions and work best when all implemented together.
The Ultimate goal of any care bundle is to reduce Healthcare Associated Infections –HCAIs. With the IV device care bundle the aims are to reduce the number of IV devices in situ and to reduce infections associated with those devices that are needed.
Both the insertion and management of Central venous access devices (CVC) and Peripheral access devices (PVC) are included in IV device care bundles.
for different types of lines and covers insertion and maintenance
of these devices.