Cancer and blood disorders outcomes: Safe


INTERPRETATION: Children’s Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) is improving.  Our ultimate goal is to have zero CLABSIs.

WHAT WE ARE DOING TO IMPROVE: Children’s has implemented central line “bundles” which are a set of best practices used to prevent infections when inserting and maintaining lines.  We monitor adherence to the bundles and provide ongoing education to staff. Children’s is also participating in a national collaborative led by the National Association of Children’s Hospital and Related Institutions (NACHRI) to reduce bloodstream infections in Pediatric hematology/oncology units.

DATA SOURCE: Children’s Infection Prevention and Control Surveillance Data

BENCHMARK DATA: A national benchmark for pediatric hematology/oncology units is not available.