This HQIC series has been brought to you by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to share successes, strategies and best practices across the learning community. The topic for May is CLABSI Control and Reduction Efforts During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
CLABSI remains one of the leading causes of harm in hospitals and the third highest occurring healthcare associated infection. Experts agree that these infections are preventable but new data is showing that many hospitals are seeing a significant increase in their CLABSI rates.
In this prerecorded discussion, the Health Services Advisory Group and the HQIC community summarized the impact of COVID-19 on CLABSI, discussed lessons learned and reviewed the importance of CLABSI best practices with facility specific examples of how they’ve been able to control device utilization, bundle compliance and healthcare associated infections.