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McAlearney AS, Gaughan AA, DePuccio MJ
Management practices for leaders to promote infection prevention: lessons from a qualitative study.
This study looked at the management practices around prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) that hospital leaders can take to promote healthcare associated infection (HAI) prevention efforts. Interviews were conducted with 420 managers and frontline staff in 18 hospitals across the United States. The three management practices characterized as important facilitators of HAI prevention were 1) engagement of executive leadership; 2) information sharing; and 3) manager coaching.
Citation: McAlearney AS, Gaughan AA, DePuccio MJ . Management practices for leaders to promote infection prevention: lessons from a qualitative study. Am J Infect Control 2021 May;49(5):536-41. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2020.09.001..
Keywords: Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI), Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI), Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Prevention, Communication
Patrick SW, Kawai AT, Kleinman K
Health care-associated infections among critically ill children in the US, 2007-2012.
The researchers examined trends in central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) incidence rates between 2007 and 2012 based on standardized surveillance data from pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) and neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in the United States. They found that incidence rates of CLABSIs and VAPs decreased among critically ill neonates and children during this period.
Citation: Patrick SW, Kawai AT, Kleinman K . Health care-associated infections among critically ill children in the US, 2007-2012. Pediatrics 2014 Oct;134(4):705-12. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-0613..
Keywords: Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI), Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Critical Care, Children/Adolescents, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)