Beyond the bundle: a survey of central line-associated bloodstream infection prevention practices used in US and Canadian pediatric hospitals.

TitleBeyond the bundle: a survey of central line-associated bloodstream infection prevention practices used in US and Canadian pediatric hospitals.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsKlieger SB, Potter-Bynoe G, Quach C, Sandora TJ, Coffin SE
JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Volume34
Issue11
Pagination1208-10
Date Published2013 Nov
ISSN1559-6834
KeywordsAntisepsis, Canada, Catheterization, Central Venous, Cross Infection, Data Collection, Disinfection, Equipment Contamination, Hospitals, Pediatric, Humans, Infection Control, Sepsis, United States
Abstract

We surveyed US and Canadian pediatric hospitals about their use of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) prevention strategies beyond typical insertion and maintenance bundles. We found wide variation in supplemental strategies across hospitals and in their penetration within hospitals. Future studies should assess specific adjunctive prevention strategies and CLABSI rates.

DOI10.1086/673447
Alternate JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
PubMed ID24113607