The CLABSI surveillance and prevention program focusing on patient safety had a significant impact on CLABSI rates” Castagna et al (2016).
We performed a quasi-experimental, cohort study in the medical-surgical inpatient wards comparing central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates and microbiologic characteristics in 3 phases. The CLABSI rates decreased 60% from phase 1 to 2 and 61.5% from phase 2 to 3. Gram-positive organisms were most frequently isolated in phases 1 and 3, and gram-negative bacilli were most frequently isolated in phase 2. The CLABSI surveillance and prevention program focusing on patient safety had a significant impact on CLABSI rates.
Castagna, H.M.F., Kawagoe, J.Y., Gonçalves, P., Menezes, F.G., Toniolo, A.R., Silva, C.V., Cardoso, M.F.S., Santos, C.M. and Correa, L. (2016) Active surveillance and safety organizational goals to reduce central line–associated bloodstream infections outside the intensive care unit: 9 years of experience. American Journal of Infection Control. May 5th. .
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