Probiotic administration may have prevented CLABSI

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To our surprise, one patient recently fulfilled the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) surveillance definition for a CLABSI in a situation which could have been avoided if probiotics were more carefully handled” Skljarevski et al (2016).

Abstract:

Central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are a source of morbidity and impose an important financial burden.1 As a public safety net health system, we continually strive to improve the quality of our care and to minimize cost. Every health care–associated infection is scrutinized to assess whether it could have been prevented.

To our surprise, one patient recently fulfilled the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) surveillance definition for a CLABSI in a situation which could have been avoided if probiotics were more carefully handled.

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Reference:

Skljarevski, S., Barner, A. and Bruno-Murtha, L.A. (2016) Preventing avoidable central line–associated bloodstream infections: Implications for probiotic administration and surveillance. American Journal of Infection Control. 44(11), p.1427–1428

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2016.07.029

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