Reply To: zero CLABSI celebrations

  • Louis Ruggiero

    September 26, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    ​Congratulations!!! That is definitely something to celebrate.

    I think recognizing that celebrating the people that continue to make that happen at your institution is vital, so as long as you celebrate it some way will show your staff that their hard work and dedication is recognized. I find in my life food is a great way to show appreciation to people, and for nurses that’s usually their primary love language; so whether if that’s a pizza party, or brunch, or a catered dinner, something of the sort will go a long way.

    Louis Ruggiero, BSN, RN, CPHON
    Infusion Center Clinical Educator
    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
    Original Message:
    Sent: 09-26-2018 01:24 PM
    From: Kelly Horn
    Subject: zero CLABSI celebrations

    ​We implemented a system-wide CLABSI bundle last year.  Our med surg has now been 307 days with no CLABSI and our PICU 365 days.  We would like some creative way to celebrate/announce our successes.  What have other hospitals done that your staff really liked?

    Kelly Horn, MSN, RN, CPON
    Nursing Professional Development
    McLane Children’s Medical Center
    Baylor Scott and White Health
    Temple, TX 76502