Date of Conferral
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) at the local healthcare setting exceeded the benchmark of 0 CLABSI. The Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) department determined that a role as CLABSI nurse champion would address the problem; however, no comprehensive education on CLABSI prevention and maintenance was available at the site. The purpose of this project was to develop a CLABSI prevention and maintenance education module using Knowles's adult learning theory and the chain of infection model. The practice-focused question asked whether a CLABSI educational module would provide the necessary information to educate nurse champions on CLABSI prevention and maintenance. The education module was presented to 9 local experts, composed of the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) director, doctor of medicine, microbiologist, biomedical technologists, IPC nurses, and 2 staff nurses, who evaluated the CLABSI education module. An 11-question Likert-scale questionnaire that included an option for recommendations for improvement was used by the expert panel to evaluate the module. Of the 11 questions, only 3 were scored as strongly agree or agree, indicating a need to modify the module to raise the education level of the content and to include the clinical standards, objectives, and dressing-change procedures. After modifications, the education module was scored again, and 100% met the criteria and the recommendations of the expert panel. The project has the potential to promote positive social change by increasing the knowledge of the CLABSI nurse champions and by reducing the risk of CLABSI at the site.