Adherence to CLABSI preventive protocols yields fewer infections in NICUs

08/3/2014 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

Neonatal intensive care units that reported more than 95% compliance with insertion checklist and assessment of daily line necessity had substantially fewer central line-associated bloodstream infections than units with lower compliance rates, researchers found. Among 190 NICUs, 84% to 93% had written CLABSI policies, while 50% to 63% had more than 95% compliance for certain preventive practices, according to the study in the American Journal of Infection Control.

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