Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) - Collaborative #1

Catheter-associated bloodstream infections (CABSIs) are a serious threat to our patients’ safety. Our aim is to reduce the occurrence of catheter-associated blood stream infections (CABSI) to almost zero system-wide. This collaborative provides an opportunity for your NICU to aggressively pursue an improved care system for newborns requiring treatment involving central catheters. 

Results

CPQCC Collaborative #1: (1.2008 thru 2.2009)
CABSI Reduction (n=19 sites):

  • 75.4% decrease in CABSI infections in less than 750 grams
  • 35.7% decrease in CABSI Infections in 751-1000 grams
  • 41.7% decrease in CABSI infections in 1000-1500 grams
  • 48.7% decrease in CABSI infections in 1501- 2500 grams
  • 78.9% decrease in CABSI infections in >2500 grams