In this study, open infusion containers were associated with a higher rate of CLABSI
which was reduced significantly when switching to a closed infusion containers.
Comparative assessment of annual mean rates for CLABSIs
was done using the standardised infection ratio (SIR).
Pooled mean percentage of tested isolates of six urgent or serious antibiotic-resistant threat pathogens that were antibiotic -resistant, by type of health care facility and type of health care -associated infection reported--National Healthcare Safety Network, United States, 2008-2014 * Health care-associated infection type CLABSI
The occurrence of patient falls, CLABSI
, CAUTI, and PUP all add remediation costs to the acute hospital stay.
Most importantly, since the majority of our patients had line related candidemia, one must focus on the prevention of CLABSI
as its foremost priority.
As soon as the hospital's infection control unit notifies the PICU or hem/onc unit that a positive blood culture meets the definition of a CLABSI
, there is a meeting of the unit's designated root cause analysis team plus all staff who had cared for the patient in the days preceding the positive blood culture.
of facilities with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae from Characteristic CAUTI or CLABSI
Facility type All acute-care hospitals 181 Short-stay acute-care hospital 145 Long-term acute-care hospital 36 Hospital size (no.
the hospital's nursing director of critical care services, learned about effective CLABSI
interventions at other facilities at the Tennessee Patient Safety Center, an initiative of the Tennesee Hospital Association.
puris strains (that caused CLABSI
in this study) for biofilm formation.
According to the IHI (2008), approximately 90% of all CLABSI
occur due to CVC use.
They contain a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol (IPA) reservoir to disinfect against a number of microorganisms commonly associated with CLABSI
Implementation of CLABSI
bundles has resulted in reductions in CLABSI
rates of up to 56%;  despite different studies using different bundles, there is a consistent reduction in the rates of these infections.