Will education reduce CLABSI

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Intravenous literature: Parra, A.P., Menárguez, M.C., Granda, M.J.P., Tomey, M.J., Padilla, B. and Bouza, E. (2010) A Simple Educational Intervention to Decrease Incidence of Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) in Intensive Care Units with Low Baseline Incidence of CLABSI. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 31 [epub ahead of print].

Abstract:

After an educational intervention in 3 intensive care units, 34 central line–associated bloodstream infections occurred in 11,582 central venous catheter [CVC]‐days, compared with 45 episodes in 10,661 CVC‐days before intervention (4.22 vs 2.94 episodes per 1,000 CVC‐days [30.9% reduction]; , Wilcoxon rank sum test; , Poisson regression analysis).

Presented in part: 48th International Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Washington, DC, October 25–28, 2008 (Poster K‐3404).

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