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The Reduction of Catheter-Related Blood Stream Infections through the Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Healthcare Team


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1 Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, United States
2 Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, United States
3 Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Bert Fish Medical Center and Halifax Medical Center, United States
 

In December 2012, a multidisciplinary task force was implemented to address the elevated number of central line associated boodstream infections (CLABSIs) at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center from January 2012 to December 2012. Sixty-eight CLABSIs were documented within the adult inpatient population, resulting in a rate of 14.7 CLABSIs/1,000 central line days in the adult inpatient population.This was well above the national average of 1.87 infections per 1,000 central line days.Most of these infections were noted to be within the critical care units where the rate was at 2.86 CLABSIs/1,000 central line days. However, in 2013, the annual rate was decreased to 0.709 CLABSIs/1000 line days (P < 0.001) with similar trends observed across the critical care units. Analysis of CLASBI data indicates that the implementation of a multidisciplinary task force dedicated to appropriate central line insertion, maintenance, and the removal of unnecessary central venous catheters can have an impact on reducing rates of CLASBIs throughout the adult inpatient population, including those within critical care units.
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Kristen Scatliffe
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, United States
Adebanke Davis
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, United States
Carla Wang-Kocik
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, United States
Nelson Medina Villanueva
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Bert Fish Medical Center and Halifax Medical Center, United States
Maria Espiritu-fuller
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, United States
Renita Larang
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, United States
Patricia Dimitriou
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, United States
Amy Doran
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, United States
Anne Repayo
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, United States
Jeremias Murillo
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, United States
Christian A. Engell
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, United States
Morris Cohen
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, United States
Jennifer A. LaRosa
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, United States

Abstract


In December 2012, a multidisciplinary task force was implemented to address the elevated number of central line associated boodstream infections (CLABSIs) at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center from January 2012 to December 2012. Sixty-eight CLABSIs were documented within the adult inpatient population, resulting in a rate of 14.7 CLABSIs/1,000 central line days in the adult inpatient population.This was well above the national average of 1.87 infections per 1,000 central line days.Most of these infections were noted to be within the critical care units where the rate was at 2.86 CLABSIs/1,000 central line days. However, in 2013, the annual rate was decreased to 0.709 CLABSIs/1000 line days (P < 0.001) with similar trends observed across the critical care units. Analysis of CLASBI data indicates that the implementation of a multidisciplinary task force dedicated to appropriate central line insertion, maintenance, and the removal of unnecessary central venous catheters can have an impact on reducing rates of CLASBIs throughout the adult inpatient population, including those within critical care units.