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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)...

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 (
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
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