Reduction of central line-associated bloodstream infection rates in a neonatal intensive care unit after implementation of a multidisciplinary evidence-based quality improvement collaborative: A four-year surveillance.

@article{Ting2013ReductionOC,
  title={Reduction of central line-associated bloodstream infection rates in a neonatal intensive care unit after implementation of a multidisciplinary evidence-based quality improvement collaborative: A four-year surveillance.},
  author={Joseph Yuk Ting and Vicki Sk Goh and Horacio C Osiovich},
  journal={The Canadian journal of infectious diseases & medical microbiology = Journal canadien des maladies infectieuses et de la microbiologie medicale},
  year={2013},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={185-90}
}
BACKGROUND The use of central venous catheters has permitted lifesaving treatment for critically ill neonates; however, the attributable mortality rate for central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) has been estimated to be between 4% and 20%. In 2006/2007, the authors' neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) had a CLABSI rate that was nearly… CONTINUE READING