Central Line Infection Reduction through Evidence Based Nursing Education
In the United States, thousands of deaths occur from the central line associated bloodstream infections every year. Besides, the effect of the infections towards the healthcare costs is enormous. However, one could appreciate that such infections are easily preventable through modern technology and by practicing nurses observing the developed guidelines while working. The PESTLE analysis is critical to the subject if the intended effect of the Central Line Infection Reduction could be realized appropriately. The analysis involves the evaluation of the effects of the forces of politics, environment, social, technology as well as legal and ethical towards the actualization as seen through the evidence-based nursing education.
Political forces directly influence the safe and efficient implementation of central line infection reduction programs in primary care. For example, the government policies of focusing on the value for money as embraced in the country could influence the application of strategies related to Central Line Infection Reduction (Bassett, 2015). Besides, the healthcare reform policies in the country could directly influence the efforts for the nurses to implement safe care for the patients.
Another factor that could affect the project regards the economic aspect. For example, the separation of financial systems such as budgets and cost centers could play an important role for any primary care center intending to embrace the central line infection reduction strategies (Ralph, et al., 2014). Again, the practice-based commissioning could be costly towards the implementation of the central line infection reduction programs.
With the ever-rising aging population in the US and the use of home care, the implementation of central line infection programs could face strategic hurdles that embrace the increasing number of the patients, especially the elderly (Adeyeye, et al., 2016). Such factors contribute to the discussion of the social factors affecting the programs.
The factors encompassed in the category, include the modernization of patient care pathways, implementation of the IT systems, and the general technology transfers (Ralph, et al., 2014). Therefore, the study must focus on the effect of these elements towards the implementation of the central line infection reduction programs.
The project must consider the emerging issues such as the responsibilities of the DON person as presented in the Health Act of 2007 (Bassett, 2015).
The study must appreciate that the implementation of such programs and systems to ensure the reduction of central line infections depend on ethical care systems and the commitment of the practicing nurses to the ethical standards required (Bassett, 2015).
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