Assessing nurses' adherence to a central line maintenance care checklist on a pediatric inpatient unit


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Abstract

HighlightsAdherence to evidence-based central line maintenance practices remains a challenge.Use of an evidence-based observational checklist identified areas of nonadherence.Focused education was developed based on observed nonadherent practices.Implementing unit-wide, focused education improved adherence with a checklist.Adherence to evidence-based central line maintenance practices remains a challenge, particularly in complex patient populations. Using an evidence-based observational checklist, areas of nonadherence were identified and a focused educational intervention was developed, resulting in improved adherence across all aspects of the central line maintenance care bundle.

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