The following presentations were delivered at the CLA-BSI Action Series: Towards Zero Infections. Please click the links below to learn what others have been saying about patient safety and quality improvement.
This series is designed to support teams bothinside and outside the ICU. Central venous catheters are increasingly being used to provide long-term venous access, leading to increased opportunity for central line associated bloodstream infections (CLA-BSI). ICU teams working on this issue have made excellent progress. They now report no infections for months or even years. The national CLA-BSI overall rate for teams reporting to Safer Healthcare Now! has dropped in half from approximately 3.0 infections per 1,000 line days to a rate of 1.5 currently. Teams continue to make inroads.