Reply To: Infection prevention central line rounds

  • Jennifer Nordin

    February 7, 2020 at 9:16 am

    ​We perform line rounds on Fridays with a physician and RN leader. The goal is to visit as many patients as we can that have a central line, prioritizing the F/N admits, pts with compliance issues,  and recent positive cultures. We give general information, see if the patients understand their expectations, and see if they have seen consistent practice from our staff. In the past year or so we have been focusing on whether patients/ families feel comfortable speaking up when they see a deviation of practice. If they don’t we coach how to approach it, provide possible phrases, and reassure them that no one is in trouble. It is important to advocate for yourself, and if someone forgets a step, they don’t have to stay in the hospital and get more meds, etc. You do.

    Jennifer Nordin, RN
    Leawood, KS
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-06-2020 05:26 PM
    From: Angie Blackwell
    Subject: Infection prevention central line rounds

    ​Does your hospital perform central line rounds with infection prevention and leadership?
    If so, what does this look like?

    • Which patients do you round on?
    • Who attends the rounds?
    • How often is line rounding performed?
    • What are the goals of line rounding?

    Appreciate any information you can give.
    Thank you!

    Angie Blackwell,
    Orange County, CA
    United States