Network 7 has created a BSI Toolkit to assist facilities in reducing infection rates. Each section of the toolkit is available for download below.
Use the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) Bloodstream Infection (BSI) Monitoring Form for tracking access- and central venous catheter (CVC)-related BSIs, the number of patients who have had two or more BSIs within a 12-month period, and BSI prevention education and for discussion of progress toward goals during QAPI meetings.View Resource
This tri-fold brochure about caring for a central venous catheter (CVC) and how to recognize and trouble shoot problems, is an excellent resource for patients with CVCs. Network 15—Caring for Your Dialysis Catheter (PDF) (Engish/Spanish) Network 17—Caring for Your Dialysis Catheter...View Resource
Use this one page tool with your patients to help them determine whether or not they need to call your office or 9-1-1 in the event of infection.View Resource