Describes the new pay-for-performance regulations associated with hospital-acquired conditions and explains the simple evidence-based interventions recommended by the Infusion Nursing Society to help prevent and control catheter-related bloodstream infections.
Infusion & Vascular Access
HERRIMAN, Utah -- Improvements in the prevention of catheter-related infections will be a prime focus at the annual conference of the Association for Vascular Access (AVA) in September.
Healthcare workers have long been trying to prevent infections related to medical devices, but must try even harder as of Oct. 1, 2008, when regulations from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) go into effect.
The Association for Vascular Access (AVA) will host a Webinar, “Building a Better Bundle,” on Aug. 13, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The free Webinar is supported by an educational grant from Ethicon, Inc.
Just published are the new 2006 Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice, which direct nurses and other healthcare workers as to how infusion therapy should properly be administered in and out of the hospital.