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Reducing Catheter-related Bloodstream Infections in the NICU

Reducing Catheter-related Bloodstream Infections in the NICU

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Reducing catheter-relatedbloodstream infections in theNICU
Martin SkidmoreUniversity of Toronto
 
 
The scope of the problem
15 million “CVC days” per year in USAAverage rate of CRBSI 5.3/1000 catheter days
 –80,000 CRBSI per year in NICU’s and ICU’s –250,000 per year in total
Mortality is 12-25%Cost estimated $25,000 per episode
»CDC, 2002

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