Read each case study carefully before beginning your work. Your response must be well thought-out and complete in content. Paraphrase your answers use proper references and citation. If there is a quote that can be put into your answer that will be a plus.  

For this module, you are to:

1.   Read Case 2, “Holtz Children’s Hospital: Reducing Central Line Infections.”

2.   Respond to Assignment Questions 1, 2, and one additional question from those found at the end of the case.

Note: This case focuses on the complexities of making change happen in a hospital setting with many professions, locations, variables, and actors.

Textbooks:Improved Quality Methods

Sollecito, W. A. and Johnson, J. K. (2013). McLaughlin and Kaluzny‚Äôs continuous quality improvement in health care (4th ed.). Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-8154-5; 

Case Found in Casebook End of Chapter-2

McLaughlin, C. P., Johnson, J. K, & Sollecito, W. A. (2012). Implementing continuous quality improvement in health care: A global casebook. Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN-13: 978-07637-9536-8

Questions: Book must be used referenced and any other sources used has to be sited

1-      Why would one question whether the well documented improvement efforts CA-BSI in adult ICU settings are transferrable to pediatric setting?

2-      Why might some PICU staff members resist implementing the central line bundle its success elsewhere?

3-      This case takes place in a resource -constrained environment. What approaches were used to overcome these limitations?


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