Multidisciplinary team achieve over two years of zero CLABSI

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From late 2013 through mid-2014, our teaching hospital’s sixteen bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) had an unprecedented uptick in CLABSI, from a Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR) of 0.45 to a SIR of 1.69” Maguire et al (2017).

Background:

Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) are a recognized preventable harm within healthcare. From late 2013 through mid-2014, our teaching hospital’s sixteen bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) had an unprecedented uptick in CLABSI, from a Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR) of 0.45 to a SIR of 1.69.

Reference:

Maguire, K., Stonant, A. and Watts, J. (2017) Sustaining Over Two Years of Zero Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections with a Multidisciplinary Team Focus and Phased Interventions. American Journal of Infection Control. 45(6), Supplement, p.S114.

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