Reducing the Incidence of CLABSI
250,000 central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) occur in the US every year. They have a mortality rate of 12% to 25%. CLABSIs are often preventable, and rates can be reduced, if not eliminated, by adherence to evidence-based guidelines.
To help tackle this problem a large health system employed Amplifire to determine what its nurses did and didn’t know about CLABSI prevention. In one hospital, 536 nurses received an Amplifire course on CLABSI. Results from the pilot hospital were then compared to CLABSI rates in the other hospitals, which did not receive Amplifire training.
CLABSI Knowledge Findings:
- 536 nurses generated 13,936 data points
- 2,968 instances of Confidently Held Misinformation (CHM) found and fixed
- 4,014 instances of uncertainty found and fixed
- The most misinformed staff spent 19 minutes in the platform on average, while those who were already proficient spent only 11 minutes.
- By the end of the course, 100% of staff were proficient (both confident and correct) on all the material.
Solving Knowledge Problems That Lead to Risks
If healthcare practitioners commit to “owning” the lines of patients with CVCs and adhere to evidence-based prevention strategies, CLABSIs can be eliminated. In the time period following Amplifire training, the CLABSI rate at the pilot hospital fell significantly. Complete the form below to download the full case study and see the final outcomes.