Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI)


  • Disinfection Cap for Needleless IV Connectors Provides Reduction in Bloodstream Infections
    Early results of a prospective, peer-reviewed clinical trial demonstrated SwabCap® improved disinfection and allowed for reduced central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates by more than 79 percent in a four-hospital system according to a scientific poster ...More
    May 11, 2011 Posted in News
  • ICUs in Michigan Sustain Zero Bloodstream Infections for Up to Two Years
    Intensive care units (ICUs) in both large and small hospitals stopped central line-associated bloodstream infections for up to two years after using a targeted quality improvement initiative funded in part by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The initiative, ...More
    May 9, 2011 Posted in News
  • Study Sees Reduction of CLABSIs in Home Care Setting
    The SwabCap disinfection cap was shown to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) among home-care patients receiving infusion therapy, according to a poster presented at the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition conference. The poster ...More
    May 5, 2011 Posted in News
  • CDC Report Reveals Drop in Infections in ICU Patients With Central Lines
    A new "Vital Signs" report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released today contains new data showing that 58 percent fewer bloodstream infections occurred in hospital ICU patients with central lines in 2009 than in 2001. In 2009, about 18,000 ...More
    March 1, 2011 Posted in News
  • Safety Checklist Use Yields 10 Percent Drop in Hospital Deaths
    A Johns Hopkins-led safety checklist program that virtually eliminated bloodstream infections in hospital intensive-care units throughout Michigan appears to have also reduced deaths by 10 percent, a new study suggests. Although prior research showed a major reduction in ...More
    January 31, 2011 Posted in News
  • Public Reporting of Infections and the CLABSI Mandate
    Beginning Jan. 1, 2011, the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) will be the tool used by facilities electing to participate in the CMS HAI IPPS Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program. ...More
    January 17, 2011 Posted in Articles
  • APIC to Host Webinar on NHSN Reporting
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is hosting a special webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. EST to address unanswered questions about upcoming changes to CLABSI reporting rules. "Getting Ready for NHSN" will outline the ...More
    December 13, 2010 Posted in News
  • Multiple Interventions, Improved Procedures and Technology Help UNC Hospitals Reduce CLABSIs
    Employing multiple interventions and armed with technology, clinicians at the University of North Carolina Hospitals worked with their hospital epidemiologists and infection preventionists and were able to reduce their rate of central line-associated bloodstream infections ...More
    December 6, 2010 Posted in News
  • APIC to Host Monthly Calls to Support CLABSI Reduction Strategies
    At its 2010 annual meeting, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) launched its new "I Believe in Zero CLABSIs" campaign–a collaborative effort based on the national project titled, "OntheCUSP: StopBSI," being coordinated by the ...More
    November 10, 2010 Posted in News
  • Get Ready for the New CLABSI Reporting Requirement
    The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) is encouraging infection preventionists to educate themselves about the reporting of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) on the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). This reporting is ...More
    October 18, 2010 Posted in News