CLABSI Taskforce: Reducing Central Line- Associated Blood Stream Infections in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

At Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, the pediatric intensive care unit has been implementing practices to eliminate central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI): standardizing a central line infection prevention checklist; stocking a central line insertion cart with required equipment and supplies; holding daily discussions of continued need for a central line; and more. To reach a goal of zero infections, the PICU formed a central line infection prevention task force, with the objective of reeducating staff about the insertion, documentation, maintenance, sustainability and removal of central lines.

At Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, the pediatric intensive care unit has been implementing practices to eliminate central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI): standardizing a central line infection prevention checklist; stocking a central line insertion cart with required equipment and supplies; holding daily discussions of continued need for a central line; and more. To reach a goal of zero infections, the PICU formed a central line infection prevention task force, with the objective of reeducating staff about the insertion, documentation, maintenance, sustainability and removal of central lines.

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