Reducing PICU central line-associated bloodstream infections: 3-year results.

@article{Miller2011ReducingPC,
  title={Reducing PICU central line-associated bloodstream infections: 3-year results.},
  author={Marlene R. Miller and Matthew F. Niedner and W Charles Huskins and Elizabeth Colantuoni and Gayane Yenokyan and Michele Moss and Tom B Rice and Debra A Ridling and Deborah R Campbell and Richard J. Brilli},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={128 5},
  pages={e1077-83}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the long-term impact of pediatric central line care practices in reducing PICU central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLA-BSI) rates and to evaluate the added impact of chlorhexidine scrub and chlorhexidine-impregnated sponges. METHODS A 3-year, multi-institutional, interrupted time-series design (October 2006 to September 2009), with historical control data, was used. A nested, 18-month, nonrandomized, factorial design was used to evaluate 2 additional… CONTINUE READING

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