Hospital Onset Bacteremia: Is Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Insertion A Source Of HOB?


Aseptic non-touch technique is poorly observed for PIV device placement, including ultrasound-guided insertions. Hospital Onset Bacteremia is a newly proposed metric from CMS that will likely replace CLABSI. The effect is unclear at present, but given HOBSI is 8-15 times more common than CLABSI, hospitals may be ill-prepared. 
The presentation describes how our current PIV insertion practices have gross touch contamination and may greatly contribute to HOBSI. So the question is, "Do you contaminate your insertions?" Compare current practice to the videos and photos seen in this presentation and you may realize how our current insertion techniques may contribute to HOBSI.
The objectives of this webinar are:
- Discuss possible effects of PIV infections as it relates to Hospital Onset Bacteremia and Fungemia
- Identify commonly accepted, but unacceptable contamination events
- Apply the aseptic non touch technique to ultrasound-guided PIV catheter insertion
- Learn how ultrasound probes and gel are a large source of contamination
- Learn the various insertion techniques and technologies to prevent contamination
About The Speaker:
Matt Gibson is a certified registered nurse infusion, vascular access board certified, and certified PICC ultrasound user. Matt is the CEO of Vascular Access Consulting LLC, as well as the current president and founder of the Kentucky Indiana Vascular Access Network.