from Dumyati et al. 2014
published in AJIC 42: 723-730
DOI 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.03.353

Sustained reduction of central line-associated bloodstream infections outside the intensive care unit with a multimodal intervention focusing on central line maintenance

Optimized processes and interventions can lead to a reduction of specific HAIs (e.g. urinary tract infections)

Multimodal intervention study in 6 hospitals (37 adult units in total) in Rochester, US. Intervention included education, feedback and surveillance. Overall CLABSI rates decreased from 2.6 to 1.3 per 1000 central-line days (50 %).