Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections

Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections

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Often used as a quality care benchmark for healthcare providers, central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are frequently preventable with the right care. Learn evidence-based strategies to prevent these dangerous and costly infections. Through this comprehensive course, you’ll learn essential background information such as types of central venous access devices, the pathogenesis of CLABSIs and their risk factors, as well as diagnostic and assessment criteria. Common causative organisms, prevention and treatment strategies and challenges facing the oncology population will also be presented.

This course is offered on demand. Instructions on how to immediately access the course will be sent to you in an automatically generated email receipt after you register. You will enjoy continuous access for six months.

Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections Course Topics

  • Central Venous Access Devices.
  • Pathogenesis
  • Risk Factors
  • Diagnosis and Assessment
  • Common Causative Organisms
  • Prevention Strategies
  • Prevention Bundles
  • Hand Hygiene and Aseptic Technique
  • Central Line Insertion Procedures
  • Education, Training and Staffing
  • Central Line Maintenance
  • Patient and Caregiver Education
  • Treatment
  • Oncology Population Challenges
  • Commercial Products in CLABSI Prevention
  • Quality Measures

You may also be interested in the ONS books A Guide to Oncology Symptom Management and Putting Evidence Into Practice: A Pocket Guide to Cancer Symptom Management.

Don't want to choose between courses? This course is included in the Chemotherapy Symptom Management Bundle. Save when you purchase these courses together or you may also purchase individually.

Chemotherapy Symptom Management Bundle

ILNA Breakdown

3.6 ILNA points may be applied toward:

  • 1.2 points: Symptom Management
  • 2.4 points: Professional

3.6 ILNA points may be applied toward:

  • 1.2 points: Symptom Management
  • 2.4 points: Roles of the APN

3.6 ILNA points may be applied toward:

  • 2.4 point: Professional
  • 1.2 point: Post Transplant Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Describe pathogenesis of CLABSIs and associated risk factors as they relate to patients with cancer.
  • Identify evidence-based practice strategies aimed at the prevention of CLABSIs.
  • Define how CLABSI rates are ascertained and benchmarked for quality measures.

The Oncology Nursing Society is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

ONS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2850.

Individual Pricing Options


Group purchases are available

 Registering for 10 or more people? Group discounts are available for this course.

To find out more, contact ONS customer service at help@ons.org or 866-257-4667, option 2. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am–5 pm EST.

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