Reply To: CLABSI Huddle Forms

  • Chris Donaghey

    August 25, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    Great question. Mary Lynn, that’s an excellent structure to use. Thanks for sharing. We don’t currently have a standard approach like that and yours is straightforward and focused.

    The only other additional areas touched on in our reviews are personal hygiene considerations (I.e. The quality/nature of oral care and CHG treatments), whether or not we used teach back to address those if the caregiver had tasks delegated to them, and whether they had considerations about the cleanliness of the room (noticed staff doing high touch surfaces, routine room cleaning performed, etc.). 

    Our challenges are that caregivers are quick to advocate for our staff and they fear getting anyone in trouble. It’s a good problem given that our staff form excellent relationships with the patients and families, but it is a variable nevertheless. We do speak to continuous improvement and confidentiality. It’s a work in progress.

    Chris Donaghey, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON
    Clinical Nurse Specialist – Cancer and Blood Diseases
    Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
    Indianapolis, IN
    Original Message:
    Sent: 08-25-2020 02:20 PM
    From: Mary Lynn Rae
    Subject: CLABSI Huddle Forms

    Hello Lauren:


    We have not used this for a while and probably need to get back to it but here is an example



    Mary Lynn

    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, CPHON

    Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Practitioner/Clinical Educator Hem/Onc/SCT (LC17/LC18)

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

    T 312.227.4224 | |

    225 East Chicago Avenue, Box 248, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2991



    Make kindness the norm

    Image result for quotes on being kind vs. unkind


    APHON Chicago Chapter President



    Original Message:
    Sent: 8/25/2020 2:44:00 PM
    From: Lauren Mayer
    Subject: CLABSI Huddle Forms

    Hi everyone,

    I hope you all are staying healthy and safe.

    I am collaborating with my Institutions Homecare team to conquer CLABSIs in our Hem/Onc population, and was wondering if you have specific forms that are filled out when a CLABSI does occur, primarily from the caregiver standpoint? We’re looking at various resources in attempts to develop something ourselves. Any and all information is helpful.

    Thanks so much,

    Lauren C. Mayer MHI, BSN, RN, HNB-BC, BMTCN, CLSSBB-HC
    Quality Improvement Clinical Leader
    Hematology / Oncology / Blood and Marrow Transplant
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    Columbus, OH