New Toolkit Provides Comprehensive Resource to Minimize CLABSIs

Amerinet Inc., a healthcare group purchasing organization (GPO), announces the addition of a central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) toolkit to its Amerinet Quality Solutions program.

"Our goal was to build toolkits that would provide our members with everything they need to create quality and patient safety improvements within their healthcare setting," says Randy Walter, Amerinets executive vice president. "We are pleased to add the CLABSIs toolkit as another easily accessible resource that our members can download and customize."

In collaboration with leading suppliers in the field, Amerinet developed this valuable and comprehensive resource, which includes information on the prevalence of CLABSIs, prevention strategies, quality performance tools and educational resources, to give members a guide for implementing best practice strategies into their healthcare facilities.

Components of the CLABSI toolkit include:

Catheter Associated Bloodstream Infection Overview

Prevalence and Characteristics

Policies and Prevention Practices

Documentation Forms

Educational Opportunities

Supplies/Equipment

Quality/Performance Improvement Tools and Methods

In collaboration with Inquisit®, Amerinets strategic education partner, a short audio podcast, "Prevention Strategies for Central Line Bloodstream Infections" with Celeste Schmelzer, RN, from Fairfield Medical Center, is also available for download at www.inquisit.org.

Amerinets toolkits cover areas including CMS Never Events/Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC), Regulatory Compliance and Patient Safety.

Additional toolkits currently available to Amerinet members include:

Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Emergency Preparedness

Physician Office/Dental Office OSHA Compliance

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