Eliminating CLABSI, A National Patient Safety Imperative: Neonatal CLABSI Prevention

A Progress Report on the National On the CUSP: Stop BSI Project, Neonatal CLABSI Prevention

Since August 2011, 100 neonatal intensive care units in nine States have participated in a national, neonatal central line-associated bloodstream infection (NCLABSI) reduction project as part of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-funded national effort to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections in U.S. hospitals by implementing a Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP). CLABSI is a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality for infants in NICUs because of these patients have immature immune systems. This Progress Report on the National On the CUSP: Stop BSI Project, Neonatal CLABSI Prevention provides an overview of the project's accomplishments to date and discusses the project's next steps.


A project of:

Health Research & Educational Trust
Neonatal CLABSI in partnership with:
Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina (PQCNC)
Missouri Center for Patient Safety (MOCPS)

Contents

Executive Summary
Introduction & Objectives
Methods
Data Collection and Analysis
Results
   Participation
   Central Lines
   Infections
   Maintenance
   Team Check-Up Tool
Rates
   Rate Overall
   Rates By Weight
   Rates By Bed Size
Impact
Conclusion
Next Steps

Disclaimer: This report was developed with data collected and analyzed under contract with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The information and opinions expressed herein reflect solely the position of the authors. Nothing herein should be construed to indicate AHRQ support or endorsement of its contents.

Current as of January 2013
Internet Citation: Eliminating CLABSI, A National Patient Safety Imperative: Neonatal CLABSI Prevention: A Progress Report on the National On the CUSP: Stop BSI Project, Neonatal CLABSI Prevention. January 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/cusp/clabsi-neonatal/index.html