The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has launched a website to be used as a tool by healthcare workers, offering education and questions and answers about preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs).
The site, “I believe in Zero CLABSIs ,” provides information on causes of CLABSI, how to prevent them, and how to properly insert a central line catheter. Past webinars have been uploaded for further education, such as “Hospital strategies to reduce CLABSI/CRBSI,” and “Reduction of CLABSIs using the current guidelines.” Other resources include documents from the CDC and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (on current guidelines.
To educate clinical staff, the site offers a series of PowerPoint™ presentations on topics ranging from eliminating healthcare-associated infections to techniques on inserting central lines.
Will you use the website to educate yourself and your staff on CLABSIs? Is it an effective tool? Let us know in our comments section.