USE OF CLINICAL INDICATORS IN THE EVALUATION OF PREVENTION AND CONTROL PRACTICES FOR BLOODSTREAM INFECTION1 1 Partial result from the thesis - Avaliação das práticas de prevenção e controle de infecção de corrente sanguínea, presented at the Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem (PEN) of the Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC), in 2013.

EL USO DE INDICADORES EN LA EVALUACIÓN DE LAS PRÁCTICAS CLÍNICAS PARA LA PREVENCIÓN Y CONTROL DE LA INFECCIÓN DEL TORRENTE SANGUÍNEO

Francisca Jane Gomes de Oliveira Joselany Afio Caetano Viviane Martins da Silva Paulo César de Almeida Andrea Bezerra Rodrigues Julianna Freitas Siqueira About the authors

ABSTRACT

The aim of this study was to evaluate the compliance of the implemented prevention and control practices for central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection, through clinical indicators. An observational study, with a quantitative approach, was conducted. The case series was based on 2064 evaluations, conducted through direct observation and medical records, using a manual for evaluating the quality of cross-infection control practices. The results showed that the indicator for the registrations of the insertion and dwell time of the catheter had the highest overall compliance rate (62.5%). The indicator related to hand hygiene, on the other hand, showed a null overall compliance rate. Strategies must be developed to ensure adherence to the prevention and control practices for central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection and periodic evaluations of working conditions must be implemented, in order to raise compliance rates.

Indicators; Catheter; Catheter-related infections; Cross-infection

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