Assessing the Burden of Unnecessary Central Venous Catheters in Patients on Medical-Surgical Floors

Publication Year:
2017
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Repository URL:
https://jdc.jefferson.edu/patientsafetyposters/34
Author(s):
Blum, MD, Justine; McGrath, MD, Christopher; Modi, MD, Anita; Saxena, MD, Shivam; Shah, MD, Ashish; Sidhu, MD, Nimrita; Oxman, MD, David
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Assessing the Burden of Unnecessary Central Venous Catheters in Patients on Medical-Surgical Floors; Medicine and Health Sciences
poster description
Project goals:Our project goals are to:a) assess the burden of unnecessary PICCs and other non-tunneled central lines on med-surg units at TJUH andb) understand the underlying reasons behind the problem. In the first phase of our project we conducted an audit of med-surg unit PICCs and other non-tunneled central lines with the goal of obtaining a rough estimate of the number of line days that are unnecessary.SMART AIM By December 31, 2017, the TJUH medical-surgical floors will reduce the number of unnecessary PICC lines by 30%.