- •Implementation of an EVD care bundle combined with continued engagement of an interprofessional team, point of care EVD bundle compliance rounding, real time clinician feedback and meaningful recognition led to significant reduction in EVD-associated ventriculitis rates.
- •Utilization of technology innovations to optimize documentation of insertion, maintenance, and removal of external ventricular drains, including an electronic insertion checklist, standardization of provider notes, an EVD orderset, a formal electronic case review process, and electronic tracking of EVD bundle compliance may enhance EVD-associated prevention programs.
- •Overcoming barriers to implementation of an external ventricular drain care bundle and ensuring sustained results can be achieved through ongoing surveillance of EVD-associated infections, sustained interdisciplinary rounding, dissemination of EVD bundle compliance, and meaningful recognition of clinicians providing care.
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