CLABS

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CLABSCenter for Latin American and Border Studies (New Mexico State University; Las Cruces, NM)
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In short, there is an immediate business case for reducing CLABS. The patient wins and the hospital wins.
District Health Boards (DHBs) are implementing these preventiative measures due to the estimation that CLAB infections costs are nearing $200 million/year.
In October 2011, the Health Quality & Safety Commission (HQSC) partnered with Counties Manukau District health Board (CMDHB) via Ko Awatea to facilitate a national programme to reduce the incidence of CLAB in hospitals.
Counties Manukau had identified CLAB rates and the associated cost in dollars and life as a burden on the healthcare system.
The CLAB programme is part of a national infection prevention and control project from HQSC.
The 20 DHBs will provide data about CLAB levels from a possible 24 ICU settings, high dependency units, operating theatres and inpatient units.
* Reduce the rate of CLAB in New Zealand ICUs toward zero (< 1 per 1000 line days by March 31, 2013);
* Establish a robust national measurement approach to CLAB and inform the DHB of a national web-based system for the collection, analysis and reporting of outcomes.
Develop data collection and reporting processes for potential CLAB events.
Improvement in the rate of CLAB per 1000 line days;
A national data base for the collection and analysis of CLAB rates;