Intravenous literature: Sykora, C., Hopkins-Broyles, D., Recktenwald, A., Babcock, H. and Woeltje, K. (2011) Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections: Where do we go From Here? What Does the Data Indicate? AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control. 39(5), p.E30-E31.
Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) remain one of the most important hospital-acquired infections harming patients today. Over the past 10 years, numerous performance improvement initiatives (PII) have demonstrated a significant decrease in CLABSI in our healthcare system of 12 hospitals. In 2010, an analysis of our system’s 2009 CLABSI data was performed to determine the focus of future PIIs in our drive toward zero infection rates.