Statewide NICU central-line-associated bloodstream infection rates decline after bundles and checklists.

@article{Schulman2011StatewideNC,
  title={Statewide NICU central-line-associated bloodstream infection rates decline after bundles and checklists.},
  author={Joseph Schulman and Rachel L Stricof and Timothy P. Stevens and Michael Horgan and Kathleen Gase and Ian R. Holzman and Robert I Koppel and Suhas M. Nafday and Kathleen Gibbs and Robert M Angert and Aryeh Simmonds and Susan Arana Furdon and Lisa M Saiman},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={127 3},
  pages={436-44}
}
OBJECTIVE In 2008, all 18 regional referral NICUs in New York state adopted central-line insertion and maintenance bundles and agreed to use checklists to monitor maintenance-bundle adherence and report checklist use. We sought to confirm whether adopting standardized bundles and using central-line maintenance checklists reduced central-line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). METHODS This was a prospective cohort study that enrolled all neonates with a central line who were… CONTINUE READING
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