Will education reduce CLABSI


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 .


After an educational intervention in 3 intensive care units, 34 central line–associated bloodstream infections occurred in 11,582 central venous catheter ‐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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