Intravascular Devices - PVC and CVC Auditing to Ensure Evidence Based Care

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What is a Care Bundle?

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.

The 5 Moments of Hand Hygiene play an integral part of all care. Education of healthcare workers in the use of 5 moments requires real time examples in the Clinical area – Auditing of HCWs’ compliance is an ideal time to provide real time examples and real time feedback.

Medical Audits have developed a Technology System that converts your taps on the tablet to real time audit results, as you audit - facilitating clinicial audits , 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene , Care Bundles and more

Implementing care bundles

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.

Goal of care bundles

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.

Contents of the IV device care bundle?

for different types of lines and covers insertion and maintenance of these devices.

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