Impact of a CLABSI maintenance bundle audit tool

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After seeing an increase of 2 central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) in a three month period, we conducted a root cause analysis with a multidisciplinary team to determine if there were any gaps in practice” Engle et al (2017).

Background:

After seeing an increase of 2 central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) in a three month period, we conducted a root cause analysis with a multidisciplinary team to determine if there were any gaps in practice. The setting is a 31 bed Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) within a 350-bed hospital. Both of the CLABSIs were determined to be line care and maintenance related, therefore we focused on our maintenance bundle practices.

Reference:

Engle, M., Siebenaler, R., Czech, C., Craig, J. and Roach, J. (2017) Central Line-associated Blood Stream Infection Reduction in an Intensive Care Unit Utilizing a Maintenance Bundle Audit Tool. American Journal of Infection Control. 45(6), Supplement, p.S95.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.04.143

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