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Berenholtz SM, Lubomski LH, Weeks K
Eliminating central line-associated bloodstream infections: a national patient safety imperative.
The researchers conducted a collaborative cohort study to evaluate the impact of the national "On the CUSP: Stop BSI" program on CLABSI rates among participating adult intensive care units (ICUs). It found that one thousand and seventy-one adult ICUs from 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico implemented the national program and achieved a 43% reduction in the overall rate of CLABSI.
Citation: Berenholtz SM, Lubomski LH, Weeks K . Eliminating central line-associated bloodstream infections: a national patient safety imperative. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 Jan;35(1):56-62. doi: 10.1086/674384..
Keywords: Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)