CLABSI Interventions Survey

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The collaborative membership was surveyed regarding the deployment of interventions to prevent CLABSIs. The results of this survey may be found here.

It is hoped that in the future it will be possible to combine the data from contributing units in order to generate run charts demonstrating the cumulative effects of the various interventions.


Latest data now including 11 units.

The pattern of incidence has altered on at least 3 units showing clusters of CLABSIs rather than even spread throughout year. This change is masked by coarse sampling in summary data shown graphically below:


End of Year Data CLABSI (December 17)

Data presented at January MiST meeting.

All seven units submitting data continue to show improvement.

CLABSI Jan 16.001

Interventions introduced by units include coated lines, body washes, biopatches, bionectors & parafilm.

There was a perception at the meeting that the most significant reduction followed the introduction of biopatches.

Future pans:

  1. Units using biopatches planning will combine run rate data for future publication.
  2. All units to be surveyed to establish a table of active interventions to place above table in greater context.
  3. Further units expected to submit data in 2016