Date of Graduation

Spring 5-19-2016

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


School of Nursing and Health Professions

First Advisor

Tiffany Gallo

Second Advisor

Mary Lou De Natale


This project aims to decrease central line associated bloodstream infections in pediatric patients my microsystem hospital. The process begins re-enforcing daily CHG (2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate) wipes to 100% compliance rates on our patients with central lines tailored to their age and body weights. The process ends with reducing the CLABSI rates of our unit and the entire hospital to 0. By working on the process we expect personal and organizational commitment to transform the culture of safety through integration of standardized communication, issue escalation, non punitive response to errors, rounding by all leaders, and culture of continuous improvement. It is important to work on this now because central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) needlessly afflict thousands of patients each year, lengthening hospital stays, and complicating the course of recovery.