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A Simple Educational Intervention to Decrease Incidence of Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) in Intensive Care Units with Low Baseline Incidence of CLABSI

  • Alfonso Pérez Parra (a1), María Cruz Menárguez (a1), María Jesús Pérez Granda (a2), María Jesús Tomey (a3), Belén Padilla (a1) and Emilio Bouza (a1) (a4)...
Abstract

After an educational intervention in 3 intensive care units, 34 central line-associated bloodstream infections occurred in 11,582 central venous catheter [CVC]-days, compared with 45 episodes in 10,661 CVC-days before intervention (4.22 vs 2.94 episodes per 1,000 CVC-days [30.9% reduction]; P = .03, Wilcoxon rank sum test; P = .11, Poisson regression analysis).

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Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Service, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, C/Dr Esquerdo 46, 28007 Madrid, Spain (alfonsperezp@gmail.com)
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