I seem to recall 5+ years ago requirements were hit or miss on an observer RN at bedside to ensure checklists were being completed as part of CVC bundle. My question is can someone direct me to actual evidence based or guidelines on the actual requirements? Was the requirement for two picc nurses and this faded as cost cutting measures shrunk teams and most were operating alone? I keep going back to the observer role was a CDC recommendation. In the event a facility was struggling with CVC placement related CLABSIs and they had implemented all of the CDCs best practice guidelines, as a last resort put an observer in room. Am I correct? Thanks in advance for any input. I'm struggling to find any evidence to support yay or nay.
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