Decreasing Skin Breakdown Around Central Lines in Patients Receiving Thiotepa Prior to Bone Marrow Transplantation
A practice change was implemented within a small patient population as a result of the project. This article will disseminate useful findings which may be implemented in other patient populations.
- Read article
- Take quiz - must score 80% or greater to be eligible for credit
- Complete evaluation
- Claim credit
After reading the article participants will be able to:
- Describe why BMT patients undergoing Thietepa treatment are at higher risk for skin breakdown
- Describe the new dressing process that was identified to assist in the prevention of breakdown without consequently increasing the rate of central line-related bacterial infections.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1 contact hours.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
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