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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 8(7) pp. 303-312, July, 2020 

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3961705

Original Research Article

Assessment of Nurses Practices for the Prevention and Management of Central Line Insertion Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI)


Sidra Shabir1, Kouser Parveen2, Muhammad Hussain3, Muhammad Afzal4 and Dr. Sayed Amir Gilani5


1Post RN student
2Assistant Professor, LSN, The University of Lahore
3Professor at LSN, The University of Lahore
4Principle at LSN, The University of Lahore
5DEAN, LSN, Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore

*Corresponding Author's E-mail: sidrashabir1145@gmail.com

Received: 02 July 2020  I  Accepted: 22 July 2020  I  Published: 28 July 2020  I  Article ID: MRJMMS-20-100
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This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.




Central line insertion is a very common procedure in the hospital setting of Pakistan, which is facing a high (CLABSI) central line-associated bloodstream infection rate (9/1000 days mainline). Limited resources Infection always cost-effective and it increased the burden of the hospital and increased the suffering of the patients as well as patientís families. The study aimed to assess the nursing practices for adherence to standard protocols towards the management of central line insertion and prevention from central line-associated bloodstream infection. A cross-sectional study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital. The sample size was 200 nurses who were working in Intensive Care Units. A simple random sampling technique was used to collect the data. The study tool comprises an observational checklist consisted of 26 items. The study duration was 4months. Ethical considerations followed by taken written consent. Nurses have good self-reported experiences and practices to manage central line insertion. In this study, the results show that the most nurses were working in the Intensive Care Unit (93.3%) and neonatal intensive care unit (75.0%) reported that they wash their hands and wipe the access port and catheter axis before reaching the catheter. All units used an iodine antiseptic solution powder fear at the place of insertion. This study will help the nurses to increase their understanding and knowledge about the care of central line insertion. This study will guide the nurses to reduce the infection rate through best practices linked to central line insertion and during handling of the central venous pressure.

Keywords: Central line, Central venous catheter, Infection, Nursing procedure, Practice










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