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There was a statistically significant reduction in intraluminal contamination when the cap was used, which likely explains the favorable impacts on CLABSIs.
Nocardia CLABSI cases, in contrast to disseminated Nocardia bacteremia cases, were associated with a favorable outcome.
Schears concluded that a disinfection cap should be considered a best practice for eliminating CLABSIs.
Preliminary results showed SwabCap allowed for an average CLABSI rate reduction of 53%.
After the devices were added, the CLABSI rate was 1.
Twenty five states completed validation studies of reported CLABSI data, while only eight states validated data for CAUTIs and 15 did so for SSIs.
ICUs with higher numbers of nursing hours per patient day were associated with decreased rates of CLABSI.
They might not have known that 21 CLABSI infections had occurred in the neonatal intensive care unit or that the pediatric ICU had seven CLABSI infections that year, costing an estimated $40,000 each.
As everyone from the CDC to major medical societies now recognizes, chlorhexidine-based products are a proven means of minimizing CLABSI risk.
Out of 2,400 patients who receive care at Mercy's intensive care unit every year, there have been no cases of CLABSI for nearly three years and only one case of VAP per year.
The CDC collects robust clinical data regarding CLABSI, yet CMS and many states measure these infections using notoriously inaccurate hospital billing data (U.