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Acadia General wins Funds for Safety grant

Posted at 7:53 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 20:53:04-04

CROWLEY, La. — Acadia General Hospital announced on Monday that it had received the 2020 Funds for Safety Grant, which encourages and supports efforts in the development and implementation of patient safety.

According to a release from AGH, the grant funds will be used to purchase a venous ultrasound which will help with the reduction of central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), which is a top priority for AGH's infection prevention program.

Hospital officials say that through the purchase, their nursing staff will be able to better visualize veins for successful insertion of peripheral IVs in patients who may have needed a PICC or central line without this device to enhance visualization of vasculature.

AGH states that their overall goal is to achieve a reduction in central and PICC line devices by 10% by the end of 2020, which will help reduce the risk of infection for AGH's patients.

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