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Reducing central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates with cognitive science-based training

Published:March 16, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2022.03.011

      Highlights

      • Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) rates were seen to increase nationwide during the COVID pandemic.
      • Cognitive-science based training can be an effective learning strategy for adults.
      • Cognitive-science based training can help decrease CLABSI rates.
      There have been many tactics throughout the years aimed at reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in the healthcare setting. To reduce CLABSI rates at this facility, we employed cognitive science-based online training directed at nursing departments. Following implementation, we found significant reductions in CLABSI rates that were sustained for a minimum of 9 months. These results demonstrate that this learning methodology can be used to help decrease CLABSI and potentially other health care-associated infections.

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