Reduction of neonatal hospital-acquired infections

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Central line associated blood stream infection episodes decreased from 15.2 to 2.29 episodes per 1000 catheter days (P = .004)” Flidel-Rimon et al (2019).

Abstract:

We instituted quality improvement program. We compare the infection rate before (2011-2012) and after (2013-2015). Central line associated blood stream infection episodes decreased from 15.2 to 2.29 episodes per 1000 catheter days (P = .004). We found two major changes, 1. Hand hygiene increased mainly “before aseptic task”, from 69.9% to 89.9% and 2. A significant decrease in the length of the catheter use from 5.4 ± 4.5 before to 4.4 ± 2.5 days after the intervention (P = .001).

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Reference:

Flidel-Rimon, O., Guri, A., Levi, D., Ciobotaro, P., Oved, M. and Shinwell, E.S. (2019) Reduction of hospital-acquired infections in the neonatal intensive care unit: A long-term commitment. American Journal of Infection Control. March 5th. .

doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2019.01.001.

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