Hello, I am looking for information regarding the collection of data on central line occlusions. Is there benchmark data available? Best practice information? Thank you, Kathy
Any benchmark data would come from the published studies, so you would need to do a literature search and assess the data from these articles. There is no national database for anything but catheter-related bloodstream infections from the CDC. Lynn
Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI
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some of us in home infusion send our data to SHP for benchmarking against other home infusion companies, but I do not know if there is anything out there for hospitals to bench mark against each other or if there is a national number like for line infections
Ann Marie Parry, RN, CRNI, VA-BC
Thank you, Kathy
K Fritch, IV Therapy Charge Nurse
What is SHP? Lynn
SHP stands for Strategic HealthCare Programs and can be found at www.SHP.com.