Navigation Links
CLABSI prevention efforts result in up to 200,000 infections prevented in intensive care units
Date:5/13/2013

CHICAGO (May 13, 2013) New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that as many as 200,000 central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) have been prevented among patients in intensive care units (ICUs) since 1990. The study, published in the June issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, suggests that this progress is likely related to prevention strategies now common in hospitals across the United States.

CLABSIs are caused when bacteria or yeast enter the bloodstream through a tube called a central line that is placed in a large vein in a patient's neck or chest to give medical treatment. Central lines are commonly used in ICUs and can remain in place for weeks or months. When not put in correctly or kept clean, central lines can become a route for germs to enter the body and cause serious bloodstream infections. CLABSIs result in thousands of deaths and significant excess costs to the U.S. healthcare system, yet research shows that these infections are preventable.

Substantial progress has been made over the past two decades in reducing the number of CLABSIs that occur among patients in ICUs in the U.S. This study, which estimated between 462,000 and 636,000 CLABSIs occurred in non-neonatal ICU patients during 1990-2010, found that reductions in CLABSI rates led to between 104,000 and 198,000 fewer CLABSIs than would have occurred if rates had stayed the same as they were in 1990.

"These findings suggest that technical innovations and dissemination of evidence-based CLABSI prevention practices have likely been effective on a national scale," said Matthew Wise, PhD, lead author of the study. "These successes help bolster perceptions that healthcare-associated infections are preventable."

New technologies have been developed over time to prevent healthcare-associated infections in general
'/>"/>

Contact: Tamara Moore
tmoore@gymr.com
202-745-5114
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Disinfection caps cut CLABSI cases in half
2. Report says new evidence could tip the balance in aspirin cancer prevention care
3. Decision guide reduced uncertainty over breast cancer prevention, study finds
4. HIV Prevention Pill Cost-Effective for High-Risk Men: Study
5. Report outlines successes, challenges in cancer prevention efforts
6. Animated characters keep it real in teen violence prevention videos
7. Cyberbullying May Call for New Prevention Tactics
8. Supplements and cancer prevention: A cautionary tale
9. Better health in adulthood starts with early prevention in childhood
10. New guidelines deliver concise messages for implementing cardiovascular prevention
11. HIV prevention measures must include behavioral strategies to work, says APA
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Four years since the release ... which coincided with the marriage of Avasa & Matthew Love – ... which is scheduled for release through White Swan Records on February ... there is a sacred path available to all of us to ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 EBSCO Information Services ... are expanding their relationship in an effort to further promote ... world. While EBSCO has long made AMA journals available via ... agent for The JAMA Network. , Long known ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... is a famous dress online store for wedding dresses and ... collection of wedding dresses , and launches a site-wide women’s ... dress on your big day; the wedding gown is the ... to find the most suitable wedding dress. Now, we are ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Lower-Auto-Insurance.com has released a new blog post explaining the importance of ... the costs of an auto insurance policy . , Clients ... prices for their vehicle insurance policies. The safety a vehicle offers ... Because of this, drivers should always carry a first aid ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 State Forestry Institute ... management system with support from GEOSYSTEMS, a dedicated Hexagon ... solution will leverage Hexagon Geospatial’s ERDAS APOLLO ... as well as point clouds and documents. This effort ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 2Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 3Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 4Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 4Health News:Find The Most Suitable Wedding Dress At JJsHouse.com 2Health News:Driving Safe And Other Factors That Make Auto Insurance Affordable! 2Health News:State Forestry Institute Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Embraces Hexagon Geospatial Technology 2Health News:State Forestry Institute Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Embraces Hexagon Geospatial Technology 3
... ... to be a global concern, and Casual Male Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMRG) provides the ... ... healthy lifestyle continues to be a global concern, and Casual Male Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
... Facility for Unnecessary Treatment , WASHINGTON , Jan. ... $10 million consent judgment against Los Angeles ... Medicare and Medi-Cal fraud scheme arising from their former ownership of ... announced today.  The consent judgment, in which the state of ...
... , WASHINGTON , Jan. 25 "America,s ... Massachusetts last week, therefore we still need Congress to ... of the National Medical Association (NMA). , "The focus on the ... addressing wellness care versus sick care is what health care reform ...
... , LOS ANGELES , Jan. 25 ... plan that,s tough on head lice, but easy on the wallet. ... ways to eliminate head lice. The Hair Fairies website will offer ... Hotline is available to answer parents, concerns over head lice infestation. ...
... clinical trial, patients with metastatic prostate cancer who received ... immune system attack on prostate tumor cells lived substantially ... researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and affiliated organizations. The ... Clinical Oncology on its Web site and later ...
... can reduce muscle spasticity, experts say, , MONDAY, Jan. ... cerebral palsy, botulinum toxin injections can be an effective ... movement, new guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology ... which stem from a review of available research on ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Innovative Products Promote Healthy Living and Wellness, 2Health News:Former Los Angeles Medical Center Owners Agree to $10 Million Consent Judgment For Medicare and Medi-Cal Fraud Scheme 2Health News:Former Los Angeles Medical Center Owners Agree to $10 Million Consent Judgment For Medicare and Medi-Cal Fraud Scheme 3Health News:National Medical Association Urges Congress to Deliver on Health Care 2Health News:Hair Fairies Unveils a Recession Busting Plan to Destroy Head Lice 2Health News:New Guidelines Suggest Botox for Cerebral Palsy 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... YORK , Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- Harwood Feffer LLP ... board of directors of Advaxis, Inc. ("Advaxis" or the ... board has breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders. ... on an investing website reporting that Advaxis had misrepresented ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Idaho , Jan. 23, 2015  Now available for ... No. 7,849,611) support that prevents ankle sprains by cushioning ... brace, it fits securely around the outside of any ... mobility & comfort while still offering protection against sprains. ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015 Cord Blood America, Inc. ... ("CBAI" or the "Company")  filed a Preliminary Proxy Statement, Schedule ... ) today, and provides an update for shareholders detailing why ... is requested. Dear Shareholders, As we ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Advaxis, Inc. 2The Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard is the New Breakthrough Solution for Ankle Sprain Prevention! 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 3Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 4
... April 09, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --,Telik, Inc. announced ... 2 trial of the triplet combination of ... be,presented at the 98th annual meeting of ... Los Angeles. Preclinical studies of,cellular and molecular ...
... BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 11, 2007 - ... that scientists from the company will present ... seliciclib, the company's,most advanced drug candidates in ... two poster presentations during the upcoming,Annual Meeting ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Telik Announces Telcyta Clinical and Preclinical Presentations at,AACR Meeting 2Telik Announces Telcyta Clinical and Preclinical Presentations at,AACR Meeting 3Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals to Present Preclinical Data on,Sapacitabine and Seliciclib at AACR 2Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals to Present Preclinical Data on,Sapacitabine and Seliciclib at AACR 3Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals to Present Preclinical Data on,Sapacitabine and Seliciclib at AACR 4
... Neurocare is a full-featured physiologic testing system offered ... contains many of the features of our flagship ... economical price. , ,The smaller size of the ... environment, the physician's office, a mobile service or ...
The CD Horizon M8 Spinal System provide spine surgeons comprehensive solutions for the treatment of spinal deformities, trauma reconstruction, and degenerative conditions....
... The ST360 Spinal Fixation System ... the versatility of lateral connectors into a ... construct that, during assembly, minimizes excessive loading ... for vertebral injury. The combination of polyaxial ...
... Crossover system of implants and instruments provides ... posterior rod construct in the thoracic and ... system are available in three size ranges: ... can be used with the Isola, Pediatric ...
Medicine Products: