Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI)

  • 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
  • Maryland Hospitals Commit to Eliminating Bloodstream Infections
    Maryland’s hospitals are joining a nationwide initiative to eliminate serious bloodstream infections. This is a volunteer effort, like the Maryland Hospital Hand Hygiene Collaborative, the Maryland Patient Safety Center Neonatal Collaborative, and others, focused on ...More
    October 5, 2010 Posted in News
  • Needleless Connector Helps Hospital Eliminate Catheter Infections, Study Shows
    A lengthy study performed at Methodist Extended Care Hospital resulted in the elimination of potentially deadly infections. The study findings were reported in a scientific poster presentation at the recent annual meeting of the Association for Vascular Access (AVA), a ...More
    October 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • New Research Shows Effectiveness of SwabCap
    New research reports that the SwabCap® disinfection cap for luer access valves helped hospitals meet several challenges with IV valve disinfection and Joint Commission-related compliance. A separate study concluded that the device passively disinfects luer access valves ...More
    September 20, 2010 Posted in News