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CLABSICentral Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection
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Validation of the Surveillance and Reporting of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Data to a State Health Department.
Number of central line-associated bloodstream infections divided by number of days a central line was used multiplied by 1000.
A review of data submitted by 14,500 health facilities found that central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) fell by 46% between 2008 and 2013, and surgical site infections (SSIs) dropped by 19% over the same period.
For hospitals, CMS posted performance on reducing hospital-acquired conditions, including central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, pressure ulcers, and accidental punctures and lacerations.
The most common infections seen in neonates are central line-associated bloodstream infections (CA-BSIs), which substantially contribute to the burden and cost of neonatal care.
For central line-associated bloodstream infections, or CLABSI, the study found that more than 90 percent of ICUs had checklists for sterile insertion but the policies were followed only about half of the time Simple infection-prevention measures include hand washing before handling the catheter and immediately changing the dressing around the central line if it gets wet or dirty.
Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), and surgical site infections (SSI) are three of the nine conditions targeted for 40 percent reduction by CMS as part of the campaign.
He has supported and encouraged the use of best practices that have been adopted by the 14 other facilities, including policies for central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), surgical site infections and vaccination compliance.
The assessment scores are based on several measures, including hospitals' rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infections, central line-associated bloodstream infections and serious complications after surgery.
As of October 2012, there have been steady improvements observed in the reduction of central line-associated bloodstream infections, health care-associated invasive MRSA infections, and surgical site infections.
In fact, Children's Dallas is at the forefront of a new initiative of the Children's Hospital Association Quality Transformation Network to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in ambulatory oncology, hematology, and transplant patients.
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