Central-Line Care Bundle Reduces CLABSI among Pediatric Oncology Patients

September 12, 2012 | Risk Management News


A best-practice central-line care bundle reduced central-line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates in hospitalized pediatric oncology patients from 2.25 CLABSIs per 1,000 central-line-days at baseline to 1.79 CLABSIs per 1,000 central-line-days during the intervention period, according to the results of a study published online September 3, 2012, in Pediatrics. The study, which was conducted on the pediatric oncology unit of an urban, tertiary, university-affiliated hospital with a 186-bed children’s center, found that CLABSI rates were further reduced to 0.81 CLABSIs per 1,000 central-line-days in the second 12 months of the intervention.

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