Incidence of central line related/associated bloodstream infections in an acute hospital

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/326289
Title:
Incidence of central line related/associated bloodstream infections in an acute hospital
Authors:
O’Hanlon, M; Dornikova, G; Curran, R; Staunton, M; Woolhead, A; Kennedy, M; Tinsley, A; Shepherd, E; Doherty, T
Citation:
O'Hanlon M et al. Incidence of central line related/associated bloodstream infections in an acute hospital. IMJ. 2014 107(8)
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Sep-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/326289
Abstract:
Bloodstream infection related to a central venous catheter in the intensive care unit is a substantial clinical and economic problem. The aim of the study was to examine the incidence of central line related bloodstream infections and central line associated bloodstream infections in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, during a six month period, using an active patient based prospective surveillance method. CLRBSI rate in ICU/HDU was 0.93/1000 central line days. There was no CLABSI identified in the studied time period. However, further interventions are needed, particularly with CVC care bundle. Also, the implementation of 2% chlorhexidin in 70% isopropylalcohol use for skin asepsis, which is recommended by the Irish national guidelines, would be beneficial.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO’Hanlon, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorDornikova, Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCurran, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorStaunton, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorWoolhead, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorTinsley, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShepherd, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorDoherty, Ten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-19T13:43:52Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-19T13:43:52Z-
dc.date.issued2014-09-
dc.identifier.citationO'Hanlon M et al. Incidence of central line related/associated bloodstream infections in an acute hospital. IMJ. 2014 107(8)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/326289-
dc.description.abstractBloodstream infection related to a central venous catheter in the intensive care unit is a substantial clinical and economic problem. The aim of the study was to examine the incidence of central line related bloodstream infections and central line associated bloodstream infections in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, during a six month period, using an active patient based prospective surveillance method. CLRBSI rate in ICU/HDU was 0.93/1000 central line days. There was no CLABSI identified in the studied time period. However, further interventions are needed, particularly with CVC care bundle. Also, the implementation of 2% chlorhexidin in 70% isopropylalcohol use for skin asepsis, which is recommended by the Irish national guidelines, would be beneficial.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.titleIncidence of central line related/associated bloodstream infections in an acute hospitalen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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