Jul 27, 2018

Tegaderm 35 to Know: Agnieszka Kopiczko, RN

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Agnieszka Kopiczko, RN, Gdansk, Pomerania Voyevodship, Poland

In honor of the 35th anniversary of the Tegaderm™ brand, 3M is celebrating 35 clinicians, thought leaders and pioneers who have positively impacted patient outcomes around the world. We’re calling them the Tegaderm™ Brand 35 to Know

This week, we recognize Agnieszka Kopiczko, RN, for her efforts to seek out and lead important initiatives to improve patient safety and outcomes in the IV care space.

Kopiczko is a registered nurse from Poland with more than 24 years of clinical expertise. She led a charge to update her clinic’s protocols around the insertion and maintenance of central venous catheters after she discovered a sudden and rapid increase of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections (CRBSIs) among bone marrow transplant patients at her clinic. This initiative has resulted in a 38 percent reduction in CRBSI rates and a 100 percent reduction in skin injuries at insertion sites.

To learn more about how you can prevent bloodstream infections, visit 3M.com/IVProtect.

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