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Damion Keith Jenkins

 Damion Jenkins, RN, MSN is the founder and CEO of a nursing education and consultation company - The Nurse Speak, LLC., where he specializes in the delivery of individualized tutoring, mentoring and consultation services for students, new graduate nurses, and healthcare facilities. Damion is also an adjunct nursing professor, an experienced travel nurse, and an active nurse blogger. 

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Class Accreditation
All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

This course is accredited by the following boards:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467, course provides 1.50 contact hours.

This document must be retained by the licensee for a period of four years after the course concludes.\n\n Provider approved by the AR,DC,FL,GA,SC Board of Nursing, CE Broker Tracking #20-632201, for 1.50 contact hours. CE Provider #: 50-13256
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Combating CLABSI

Contact Hours: 1.5
Cost: $15.00
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Combating CLABSI
For a complete list of accreditations for this course, please see the accreditation information box below the author’s bio.  All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

This course will provide participants with an overview of the challenges nurses face in combating central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). This comprehensive course can be utilized for nursing staff throughout all healthcare settings and experience levels as these central line care and infection control considerations can apply for all. Within this course, the participant will review central line care guidelines, explore challenges in preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections, learn about collaborative solutions to improve patient outcomes, discover new tools and technologies to help reduce the risk of central line contamination, examine how to identify barriers to safe and effective central line care, and learn about nurse-driven quality improvement initiatives to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections. 


Objectives


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Discuss CLABSI prevention and current central line care guidelines.
2. Explain how challenges in preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections negatively affect patient outcomes.
3. List collaborative solutions to improve patient outcomes.
4. Identify new tools and technologies to help reduce the risk of central line contamination.
5. Discuss barriers to safe and effective central line care.

Curriculum


Chapter 1: Introduction to CLABSI and Current Central Line Care Guidelines

•What is CLABSI?
•Defining Safe and Effective Central Line Care

Chapter 2: Challenges in preventing CLABSI

•Breaks in Infection Control
•Limited Nursing Resource Personnel
•Overuse and Overexposure 

Chapter 3: Current Collaborative Solutions to Improve Patient Outcomes 

Current Research Recommendations
Healthcare Team CLABSI Reduction Initiatives

Chapter 4: Tools and Technologies to Help Reduce the Risk of Central Line Contamination 

•Utilizing the Right Tools
•Technologies To Fight Central Line Contamination

Chapter 5: Identifying Barriers to Safe and Effective Central Line Care

•Cause and Effect: How Ineffective Central Line Care Puts Everyone at Risk
•How to Safeguard Against Contaminating Your Patient’s Central Line

Chapter 6: Creating a Culture of Change that Implements Nurse-Driven Quality Improvement Initiatives to Reduce CLABSI

•Nursing Accountability and Dependability Achieves Better Outcomes
•Why You Should Advocate for Nurse-Staffed Central Line Care Teams 

Chapter 7: References
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