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Rangachari P, Madaio M, Rethemeyer RK
Role of communication content and frequency in enabling evidence-based practices.
The study sought to promote central line bundle (CLB) implementation in a medical ICU and a pediatric ICU through periodic quality improvement (QI) interventions over a 52-week period. It found that proactive communications increased by 68 percent in the MICU and 61 percent in the PICU. During the same timeframe, both units increased CLB adherence to 100 percent. Both units also demonstrated statistically significant declines in catheter days.
Citation: Rangachari P, Madaio M, Rethemeyer RK . Role of communication content and frequency in enabling evidence-based practices. Qual Manag Health Care 2014 Jan-Mar;23(1):43-58. doi: 10.1097/qmh.0000000000000017..
Keywords: Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI), Communication, Evidence-Based Practice, Guidelines, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Quality of Care, Quality Improvement