MedStar Health Central Line Training

FY 19 Revised Checklist Now Available

MedStar Health joins those best practice central line programs by holding ourselves, and one another, accountable for the kind of care that is reflective of the MedStar Way—care that ensures the highest quality, safest care for all our patients wherever they may be in our health system. MedStar Health is also moving to a true safety culture where everyone in our organization is empowered to raise their hand and “Stop the Line” when they see a violation of any process that has been put in place to protect our patients. MedStar Health’s goal is zero CLABSI, system-wide.

Ongoing education and training is important for all personnel to maintain skills, demonstrate knowledge of MedStar’s standard practices, and to provide a mechanism for updating practices when applicable. Healthcare personnel will be provided with education and must demonstrate requisite competence prior to inserting or maintaining catheters in order to prevent CLABSI.

First-year Residents (and Fellows) must be credentialed prior to inserting, maintaining or removing any central lines.

  • Each hospital’s GMEC and VPMA will determine which clinical education programs will be placing central lines. Only the Residents enrolled in these respective academic programs will be required to receive training and education.
  • Residents must complete the “Full Program” of MedStar’s education modules, satisfactorily demonstrate knowledge and skills in a simulated environment and then competently perform at least two procedures (2 insertions each for subclavian and jugular and one insertion for femoral) under the supervision of a credentialed provider (excluding Residents).
  • The respective Residency Program Director must review and approve competence by insertion site under supervision prior to the resident completing procedures without supervision. When the Resident has been deemed competent, the New Innovations procedure module should indicate such.