Hospital-wide reduction in CLABSI rates

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Intravenous literature: Gozu, A., Clay, C. and Younus, F. (2011) Hospital-wide reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections: a tale of two small community hospitals. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 32(6), p.619-22.

Abstract:

Despite increasing awareness of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in general wards, published strategies come from intensive care units (ICUs) of large tertiary care centers. After implementing a central line insertion checklist, two community hospitals experienced an 86% reduction in CLABSI rates in ICUs and a 57% reduction in non-ICU settings over 36 months.

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