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CLABSI Rates Cut with Catheter Maintenance Bundle

2016 07 Mar

Evaluation of a central catheter maintenance bundle developed to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) found that it led to decreased infection rates, according to a study published in the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC).The bundle comprises 14 items and has a 5 point checklist to monitor compliance.  In this study... Read more

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EHR and ICU Quality Improvement: Some Successes

2015 22 Oct

A new study from Mount Sinai School of Medicine shows that implementation of electronic health records (EHR) at a large tertiary hospital resulted in significant reductions in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) and surgical intensive care unit (SICU) mortality rates. The findings are published in CHEST Journal. Health information... Read more

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ICU Interventions from Johns Hopkins Sharply Reduce Bloodstream Infections

2015 24 Apr

According to a report by the researchers from the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, interventions focused on evidence-based infection prevention practices, safety culture and teamwork, and scheduled measurement of infection rates considerably reduced central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) across intensive... Read more

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CorMedix Receives CE Mark for Neutrolin® Catheter Lock Solution

2013 09 Jul

CorMedix Inc. announced on July 5, 2013, that it received CE Mark approval for Neutrolin®, a catheter lock solution, for patients with central venous catheters on hemodialysis secondary to advanced chronic kidney disease. The Neutrolin solution includes an anti-coagulant and broad-spectrum antimicrobial (antibacterial and antifungal) combination that... Read more

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U.S. Hospitals Profit when Patients Develop Bloodstream Infections

2013 29 May

Peter J. Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president for patient safety for Johns Hopkins Medicine and one of the authors of the research. Pronovost is also editorial board of member of ICU Management. Private insurers rather than hospitals would reap the most savings by supporting programs to prevent these avoidable complications.Johns Hopkins researchers... Read more


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