CLABSI network discussion

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Intravenous news: Infection Control Today report “APIC says it needs its members’ help to achieve the goal of zero preventable CLABSI. The organization encourages IPs to join this campaign and participate in monthly calls with the nearly 1,000 hospitals across the country that will provide valuable information surrounding their experiences in reducing CLABSI as well as focusing on overcoming barriers. In addition, surveillance of CLABSI indicates there are ample opportunities for elimination, e.g., “after the insertion bundle” and also in units outside the ICU setting.

On Nov. 16, 2010, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST, APIC president-elect Russ Olmsted, MPH, CIC will be the guest speaker, and will focus on the role of APIC and infection preventionists in this work. APIC members are asked to dial in to share your ideas and experience on how to leverage our commitment to a shared goal of zero preventable CLABSI. If your healthcare facility is not yet enrolled in the project, members of the national team will be on hand to describe how to get involved.

The number to call is (866) 238-0637 and the Operator Code is “CUSP Supplemental Call.”

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