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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 , MD, María Cruz Menárguez , PhD, María Jesús Pérez Granda , RN, María Jesús Tomey , RN, Belén Padilla , MD and Emilio Bouza , MD, PhD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 31, No. 9 (September 2010), pp. 964-967
DOI: 10.1086/655841
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/655841
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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
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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]; \documentclass{aastex} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{bm} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{pifont} \usepackage{stmaryrd} \usepackage{textcomp} \usepackage{portland,xspace} \usepackage{amsmath,amsxtra} \usepackage[OT2,OT1]{fontenc} \newcommand\cyr{ \renewcommand\rmdefault{wncyr} \renewcommand\sfdefault{wncyss} \renewcommand\encodingdefault{OT2} \normalfont \selectfont} \DeclareTextFontCommand{\textcyr}{\cyr} \pagestyle{empty} \DeclareMathSizes{10}{9}{7}{6} \begin{document} \landscape $P=.03$ \end{document} , Wilcoxon rank sum test; \documentclass{aastex} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{bm} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{pifont} \usepackage{stmaryrd} \usepackage{textcomp} \usepackage{portland,xspace} \usepackage{amsmath,amsxtra} \usepackage[OT2,OT1]{fontenc} \newcommand\cyr{ \renewcommand\rmdefault{wncyr} \renewcommand\sfdefault{wncyss} \renewcommand\encodingdefault{OT2} \normalfont \selectfont} \DeclareTextFontCommand{\textcyr}{\cyr} \pagestyle{empty} \DeclareMathSizes{10}{9}{7}{6} \begin{document} \landscape $P=.11$ \end{document} , Poisson regression analysis).

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