A bundle approach to reduce the incidence of external ventricular and lumbar drain-related infections.

@article{Hall2010ABA,
  title={A bundle approach to reduce the incidence of external ventricular and lumbar drain-related infections.},
  author={Maurine A. Leverstein-van Hall and Titia E. M. Hopmans and Jan Willem Berkelbach van der Sprenkel and H. J. E. M. De Blok and Wil A M A van der Mark and P. W. Hanlo and Marc Bonten},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={112 2},
  pages={345-53}
}
OBJECT An important complication of external CSF drainage is bacterial meningitis or ventriculitis, resulting in increased morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. In 2003, a high rate (37%) of probable drain-related infections was identified at the authors' hospital. A multidisciplinary working group was installed to reduce this incidence to < 10% within 1.5 years. METHODS An intervention strategy based on 5 pillars (increased awareness, focused standard operating procedures, a… CONTINUE READING

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