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Medical Simulation Corporation to Introduce Central Line Management Program at the National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition
Date:5/11/2009

Simulation-based program helps healthcare providers build competence and confidence while keeping infections at bay

DENVER, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Simulation Corporation (MSC) will launch the SimSuite Central Line Management Program at AACN's National Teaching Institute (NTI) and Critical Care Exposition, the world's largest conference for nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients, May 16-21, in New Orleans, LA. The Central Line Management Program is the latest offering in a full menu of MSC simulation-based curriculum that address national initiatives led by organizations, such as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Joint Commission, Leapfrog, CDC and Medicare, to track and improve patient safety and quality in the hospital setting.

Each year, an estimated 250,000 cases of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) occur in hospitals in the United States. These potentially preventable infections are associated with an estimated mortality of 12 to 25 percent and an additional cost up to $56,000 per episode. MSC's comprehensive SimSuite Central Line Management Program brings together the best practices for central venous catheter insertion and management into a comprehensive program that increases the competence and confidence(R) of all healthcare team members.

"The SimSuite Central Line Management Program provides information on incidence, prevalence, epidemiology, and direct and indirect costs associated with central line associated bloodstream infections," says Julibeth Petter, PhD, ACNS-BC, ANCC Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist and SimSuite Central Line Management Program Author. "Providing this level of detail increases learners' understanding and motivates them to standardize and ac
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