Journal article

Effectiveness of a care bundle to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections

Damoon Entesari-Tatafi, Neil Orford, Michael J Bailey, Martina NI Chonghaile, Jill Lamb-Jenkins, Eugene Athan

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of a care bundle, with a novel line maintenance procedure, in reducing the rate of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) in the intensive care unit (ICU). DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: Before-and-after study using CLABSI data reported to the Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance System (VICNISS), in adult patients admitted to a tertiary adult ICU in regional Victoria between 1 July 2006 and 30 June 2014. VICNISS-reported CLABSI cases were reviewed for verification. An intervention was implemented in 2009. INTERVENTION: The care bundle introduced in 2009 included a previously established line insertion procedure a..

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