Use of a Feeding Bundle Appears to Reduce Central Line Utilization in Neonates.

Abstract

We investigated whether a standardized feeding bundle reduces central line utilization in very low birth weight neonates. A chart review of infants ≤1500 g requiring a central line was prepared for 2009 to 2012. Infants were stratified into 3 weight groups: ≤750 g, 751 to 1000 g, and 1001 to 1500 g. The number of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) was recorded. Central line utilization decreased in all of the groups: 0.45 to 0.28 in ≤750 g infants, 0.4 to 0.27 in 751 to 1000 g infants, and 0.39 to 0.3 in 1001 to 1500 g infants (all of the P < 0.001). The CLABSIs rate was unchanged. Implementation of a feeding bundle decreased central line utilization. A feeding bundle had no effect on the rate of CLABSIs.

DOI: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000000732

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@article{Tauber2015UseOA, title={Use of a Feeding Bundle Appears to Reduce Central Line Utilization in Neonates.}, author={Kate A Tauber and Pauline D Graziano and Eileen M Graffunder and Michael J. Horgan}, journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition}, year={2015}, volume={61 2}, pages={260-4} }