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Clean It Like You Mean It

New York Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital (New York, New York)

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Project Topic

Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) Prevention

CSI Participants

Brian Harding, RN, BSN, CCRN
Kathy Lee, RN, BSN, CCRN
Regan Morimoto, RN, CCRN
Anisha Soman, RN, MSN
Svetlana Streltsova, RN, MSN, CCRN

Project Goals/Objectives

  1. To reduce the morbidity associated with CLABSI in our patient population
  2. To improve patient outcomes
  3. To reinforce and improve best practices
  4. To decrease hospital overall cost
  5. To decrease hospital length of stay (LOS) associated with CLABSI
  6. To reduce the incidence of CLABSI 50 percent

Project Outcomes

  1. Decreased the PICU CLABSI rate 21 percent
  2. Decreased the PCIUC CLABSI rate 100 percent to zero CLABSIs
  3. Decreased the average LOS four percent (1.11 days) in the NICU and 35 percent (4.87 days) in the PICU
  4. Decreased total number of CLABSIs for all units 25 percent
  5. These outcomes resulted in savings of $37,134, with a projected annual fiscal impact of $99,024.

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