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Carroll receives awards for its work with CLABSI

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Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md., recently was presented with four awards for eliminating central line-associated bloodstream infections in its critical care and intermediate care units as part of the national patient safety initiative — On the CUSP: Stop BSI (bloodstream infections) collaborative.

The awards were presented by the Maryland Hospital Association, the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care and the Maryland Patient Safety Center to the hospital during a statewide meeting of the collaborative’s participants on Sept. 20.

Colleen Duerr, RN, BSN, clinical manager of Carroll Hospital Center’s intermediate care unit, and Leanne Bonds, RN, BSN, clinical manager of the hospital’s critical care unit, accepted the certificate awards. Each unit received two awards, recognizing their contribution to reducing CLABSIs by implementing the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program and for achieving and maintaining zero CLABSIs while participating in the On the CUSP collaborative.

“Our CCU and IMC teams have performed an outstanding job of adopting best practices for our patients’ care to achieve these phenomenal outcomes, zero blood stream infections, through our participation in the On the CUSP collaborative,” said Stephanie Reid, RN, BSN, MBA, vice president of quality and chief nursing officer. “I am extremely proud of our teams continued commitment to enhancing patient safety and providing quality care.”

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