Eliminating CLABSI, A National Patient Safety Imperative: Final Report Companion Guide
- Data from 72 pediatric units were examined.
- CLABSI rates reduced from 2.742 at baseline to 1.702 at quarter six, a relative reduction of 38 percent.
Although the intervention was tailored to adult ICUs, other hospital units that stood to benefit from participating in the intervention were encouraged to register. A total of 76 pediatric units reported at least one data point. Units that formally withdrew were excluded (n=4)5, and all other units reported at least one post-baseline data point, resulting in a final analytic sample of 72 units. On average, units had less than one missing post-baseline quarter worth of data (mean=0.35; stdev=0.98; median=0).
Overall CLABSI rates over time can be found in Figure 15. Table 9 illustrates the number of units reporting for each time period. Figure 16 illustrates the percentage of units reporting a rate of zero (shown in dark blue) or less than one (shown in light blue) during each time period. At baseline 28 percent of units reported a rate of zero. At quarter six, this percentage increased to 59 percent of units reporting a rate of zero. Summary results for all pediatric units can be found in Table 10.
* Percentage of units calculated as number of units with a rate of zero or less than one divided by the total number of units reporting during the time period.
|Number of States Reporting||24||25||25||26||26||25||25|
|Number of Units Reporting||65||71||70||70||68||65||63|
|Average CL Days/Unit||1633||426||489||443||465||462||448|
(Infections/Days) x 1,000