GA Children’s Hospital Reduces CLABSI Rate by 77%
September 26, 2012 | Risk Management News
A pediatric hospital in Georgia has reduced its incidence of central-line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) by 77%, states a September 20, 2012, Hospitals & Health Networks Daily article. According to the article, this translates into 550 avoided bloodstream infections at a savings of more than $27 million. To achieve this goal, the organization established a task force that used established national guidelines to tailor a road map for their CLABSI-reduction initiative, engaging frontline staff to identify inefficiencies in the hospital's existing care processes, formulate and recommend standardized policies, and implement best practices that set new expectations for performance in all units.