Florida Hospital Wins APIC Award for Film on Successful Reduction of Bloodstream Infections

Broward Health Coral Springs (Fla.) Medical Center (CSMC) has announced it received the People's Choice Award at the 2011 annual meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology for its film focusing on efforts to minimize catheter-related bloodstream infections.

 

The eight-minute film, entitled "Mission: Zero. Reducing CRBSIs at Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Center," was conference attendees' top pick in the Infection Prevention Film Festival, according to a news release from the hospital.

 

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The film shows how Ava Dobin, BSN, RN, CIC, regional manager of quality/safety at CSMC, supported by a team of colleagues, worked to reduce CRBSIs by trialing a new disinfection cap after noting the success rates achieved by a sister hospital using the cap. In three months of using the disinfection cap, CSMC saved an estimated $504,000 by completely eliminating CRBSIs; infection rates have since remained at nearly zero.

 

"This award is a source of great pride for our entire organization — not just Coral Springs Medical Center but also the Broward Health system," said Drew Grossman, CEO of CSMC, in the release. "The story of how we implemented a disinfection cap to address the CRBSI issue delivers an important message about how to minimize these dangerous infections. It demonstrates Broward Health's commitment to delivering the best and safest patient care to the communities we serve."

 

The film can be viewed by clicking here.

 

Read the news release about the film award for CSMC from APIC.

 

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