“Contamination of a central venous catheter may occur through use of conventional open-lumen stopcock devices (COLDs), or disinfectable, needleless, closed connectors (DNCCs)” Holroyd et al (2014).
“Early mobilization suggested a decrease in delirium by 2 days, reduced risk of readmission or death, and reduced ventilator-assisted pneumonia, central line, and catheter infections” Hunter et al (2014).
“The aim of this study was to review the literature for factors that influence the rate of blood culture contamination” Dawson (2014).
“Statistical significance demonstrated a 65% reduction in CLABSI on the pilot unit after the 6-month initial trial” Edwards et al (2014).
“To assess the association between needleless connector (NC) change frequency and central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rate, we modeled monthly pediatric stem cell transplant (SCT) CLABSI rate” Sandora et al (2014).
“Because studies about CVC insertion bundle compliance in ICUs is scarce, our study was conducted to investigate the adherence to a CVC insertion bundle during an improving quality-of-care process in our ICU” Liang and Lin (2014).
“The authors describe their “insertion bundle” but do not elaborate on the “maintenance bundle” and its compliance rates, which are equally important in reducing CLABSI and could be the predominant factor in eliminating their CLABSIs” Khalid and Qabajah (2014).
“To decrease CHG utilization, this study assessed selective daily administration of CHG bathing to intensive care unit patients who had an MRSA-positive result or a central venous catheter” Armellino et al (2014).
“We conclude that the visibility of sinks directly impacts on handwashing frequency and duration and also impacts on levels ofbacterial contamination on and around the sink area” Cloutman-Green et al (2014).
“Our systematic review assesses the existing evidence surrounding the adoption and accuracy of automated systems or electronically enhanced direct observations and also reviews the effectiveness of such systems in health care settings” Ward et al (2014).
“This study assessed utilization rates, transfusion thresholds, alloantibody development, and transfusion reactions in pediatric oncology patients” Lieberman et al (2014).
“Our approach may be an interesting tool to best exploit the large amount of unsystematically collected information available during outbreak investigations in healthcare settings” Lanini et al (2014).
“Forty anesthesia providers were evaluated with and without hand sanitizer dispensers present on the anesthesia machine. Having a dispenser increased the frequency of hand hygiene only from 0.5 to 0.8 events per hour (P = .01)” Munoz-Price et al (2014).
“Data for 78,222 patients admitted for more than 2 days to 525 ICUs in 6 European countries from 2005 to 2008 were available for analysis. We calculated that 52% of VAP and 69% of BSI was preventable” Lambert et al (2014).