In addition to lower CLABSI
rates, researchers also reported on the density of the colony-forming units in blood samples, as another way to compare the disinfection cap to the manual, alcohol pad method of connector disinfection.
that cause clinical CLABSI
also form heavy biofilm on the surfaces of polyurethane and silicone CVCs; that trimethoprimand minocycline-based lock solutions eradicate adherent catheter-related Nocardia spp.
ARE RESULTS AVAILABLE FOR OTHER ORGANIZATIONS OUTSIDE MICHIGAN THAT FOLLOWED THE CLABSI
In the study, SwabCap use allowed for an average CLABSI
rate reduction of 61.
The effort to reduce CLABSIs
resulted in an estimated 36 lives saved and $6.
In addition to the doctors' talks, two scientific poster presentations at the conference will outline how the disinfection cap allowed for dramatic reductions in CLABSI
According to the most recent national data, reported in October 2012, CLABSI
in hospital ICUs and wards have been reduced by 41 percent, on track to meet or surpass the HAI Action Plan target of a 50- percent reduction by the end of 2013.
The first set showed that SwabCap allowed for reduced CLABSI
rates by more than 79% in the four NorthShore hospitals.
With a target goal of reducing Intermountain's CLABSI
rate from 1.
At UMHC, part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the disinfection cap and a positive-pressure needleless IV connector were implemented to address an unsatisfactory CLABSI
rate in the bone marrow transplant unit.
The report estimates that each CLABSI
in ICUs resulted in $26,000 in additional charges for Medicare patients, with an estimated national total of $322 million in additional costs annually for all CLABSIs
in the ICU.
ICUs with a higher proportion of certified nurses were associated with lower incidences of both CLABSI