1. Ambulatory central line associated bacterial infection (CLABSI) rates in children were associated with significant morbidity and mortality.
2. Modifiable risk factors for CLABSI included central line type, line placement setting, serum albumin level, and antimicrobial prophylaxis.
Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)
Study Rundown: Inpatient CLABSIs have been shown to cause significant...
1. Among 4797 PICC lines examined, the risk of central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) in neonates increased over the first 2 weeks after peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) placement, and then remained elevated, but steady until removal.
2. Gram-negative CLABSIs occurred more frequently in long-term (> 50...