Long-term catheter quality improvement activity (qia)

Long Term Catheter QIA Logo

The Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition/Network 5 is conducting a Vascular Access Project, Catheter Limit, to decrease long-term catheter (LTC) use rates (catheter in use > 90 days) among prevalent dialysis patients. Catheter limit was developed to achieve a Network reduction in the rate of long-term catheter use among prevalent patients in dialysis facilities that have a LTC rate >10%.  
Network Project Lead:  Lori Finch, MS, RN, CNN

Monthly Data Collection

Monthly Data Collection Tool

Required Project deliverables

Project Facility Root Cause Analysis

PDSA Worksheet

Webinars & Slides

Webinar #3 & Slide Deck
March 2017

Webinar #2 & Slide Deck
February 2017

Kickoff Webinar & Slide Deck
January 2017

Project Resources

Lifeline for a Lifetime

Catheter Reduction Toolkit

PDSA Cycle with Coins (YouTube video)

PDSA Coin Video Debrief (YouTube video)

Interactive Tool CVC Reduction

Monthly Catheter Tracking Tool

On Goal Report Catheter Reduction Tool

QAPI Keeping Track of Accountability

QAPI Worksheet

Root Cause Analysis Worksheet

Webinar Troubleshooting:  Download the WebEx Networking Recording Player