Surveillance of CLABSI in pediatric intensive care units

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To carry out surveillance of central-line associated blood stream infections in a Pediatric intensive care unit and determine associated risk factors” Tomar et al (2016).

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: To carry out surveillance of central-line associated blood stream infections in a Pediatric intensive care unit and determine associated risk factors.

METHODS: This prospective study was conducted over 1.5 years in the pediatric intensive care unit. CDC definitions for these infections were followed and associated risk factors were identified.

RESULTS: Of 265 enrolled children with central line, 13 developed blood stream infections (incidence density 5.03/1000 central-line days). Significant risk factors included changing the central-line, especially triple lumen, and frequently accessing the central-line.

CONCLUSION: Central-line associated blood stream infections are preventable primary bacteremias and intervention strategies for prevention should be based on evidence generated to devise future protocols.

Reference:

Tomar, S., Lodha, R., Das, B., Sood, S. and Kapil, A. (2016) Incidence and Risk Factors for Central-line Associated Bloodstream Infections. Indian Pediatrics. July 1st. [Epub ahead of print].

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