Long-term catheter quality improvement activity (qia)

Long Term Catheter QIA Logo

Quality Insights Renal Network 5 is conducting a Vascular Access Project to decrease long-term catheter (LTC) use rates (catheter in use > 90 days) among prevalent dialysis patients. Catheter limit was developed to achieve a Network reduction in the rate of long-term catheter use among prevalent patients in dialysis facilities.  
Network Project Lead:  Lori Finch, MS, RN, CNN

Project Launch Materials

2020 LTC QIA Cohorts
Richmond Peninsula Tidewater
Facility Acknowledgment Form    
Kickoff Slides    
Richmond Focus Group 
February 6, 2020
9 a.m - 12 p.m.

Patient Engagement Resources

Lifeline for a Lifetime Patient Resources Professional Resources
Vascular Access Management Patient Resources Professional Resources
Fistula First Catheter Last Patient Resources Professional Resources
Monthly Catheter Tracking Tool   Professional Resources


Additional Resources

Catheter Reduction Toolkit

PDSA Cycle with Coins (YouTube video)

PDSA Coin Video Debrief (YouTube video)

Interactive Tool CVC Reduction

On Goal Report Catheter Reduction Tool

QAPI Keeping Track of Accountability

QAPI Worksheet

Root Cause Analysis Worksheet