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Fighting CLABSI: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Best Practice Outcomes

  title={Fighting CLABSI: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Best Practice Outcomes},
  author={D{\'e}borah and Baldassarre and Gerry and Finkelston and Marie and Decker and Mark and Lewis and Michelle and Niesley},
Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are among the most lethal and financially costly compared to other hospital associated infections (HAI). With over 40,000 CLABSIs per year in the US, the impact on the healthcare system is significant. The economic strain of these infections is estimated to be upwards of $26,000 per case. With the creation of a CLABSI task force came a nursing workshop, the purpose of which cascaded into a three-fold agenda: 1) review of evidence-based… 

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Preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections CLABSI.

The good news is that the incidence of CLABSI in ICU is decreasing, and the average cost per case is upwards of $26,000.

Beyond the Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infection Bundle: The Value of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Continuing Evidence-Based Practice Changes

Infection rates in CCU decreased from a high of 1.5 per 1000 line days down to 0 in June 2011, with the last CLABSI occurring in May 2010.

Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections

  • Linda Kusek
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Journal of nursing care quality
  • 2012
Central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are one such type of infection that appear to be largely preventable and may help to reduce or even eliminate the burden associated with such infections.