Reduction of hospital-acquired infections in the neonatal intensive care unit: A long-term commitment

Orna Flidel-Rimon, Alex Guri, Dina Levi, Pnina Ciobotaro, Maly Oved, Eric S. Shinwell

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Abstract

We instituted quality improvement program. We compare the infection rate before (2011-2012) and after (2013-2015). Central line associated blood stream infection episodes decreased from 15.2 to 2.29 episodes per 1000 catheter days (P =.004). We found two major changes, 1. Hand hygiene increased mainly “before aseptic task”, from 69.9% to 89.9% and 2. A significant decrease in the length of the catheter use from 5.4 ± 4.5 before to 4.4 ± 2.5 days after the intervention (P =.001).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1002-1005
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume47
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2019

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© 2019 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.

Keywords

  • CLABSI
  • Late onset sepsis
  • Very low birth weight

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