CLABSI – Final April 2012
Category Title Source Description
“How-to Guide: Prevent Central Line- http://www.ihi.org/knowledge/Pages/Tools/HowtoG This how-to guide describes key evidence-based care
Associated Bloodstream Infection” (IHI) uidePreventCentralLineAssociatedBloodstreamInfect components of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
ion.aspx IHI Central Line Bundle (which has been linked to
Core (registration required) prevention of central line-associated bloodstream
infections), describes how to implement these
interventions, and recommends measures to gauge
Guidelines for the Prevention of http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/pdf/guidelines/bsi- CDC guidelines for healthcare personnel who insert
Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections, guidelines-2011.pdf intravascular catheters and for persons responsible for
Core 2011 (U.S. Department of Health & Human surveillance and control of infections in hospital,
Services, Centers for Disease Control and outpatient, and home care settings.
Strategies to Prevent Central Line– http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/591059 SHEA/IDEA Practice Recommendations for the prevention
Associated Bloodstream Infections in Acute of CLABSI.
Care Hospitals (Society for Healthcare
Epidemiology of America [SHEA])
“Central Line Associated Bloodstream http://www.childrensmn.org/Manuals/PFS/Condill/1 An education sheet for parents of a child whose doctor
Core Infection (CLABSI) Prevention” (Children’s 94452.pdf has recommended the insertion of a central venous
Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota) catheter (or central line).
Guide to the Elimination of Catheter-Related http://www.apic.org/Resource_/EliminationGuideFo Guide from the Association for Professionals in Infection
Bloodstream Infections (Association for rm/259c0594-17b0-459d-b395- Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
Core Professionals in Infection Control) fb143321414a/File/APIC-CRBSI-Elimination-
“How-to Guide: Prevent Central Line- http://www.ihi.org/knowledge/Pages/Tools/HowtoG This guide is specifically tailored for pediatrics; it describes
Associated Bloodstream Infection (Pediatric uidePreventCentralLineAssociatedBloodstreamInfect key evidence-based care components for preventing
Core – Pedi Supplement)” (Institute for Healthcare ionPediatricSupplement.aspx central line-associated bloodstream infections, explains
Improvement [IHI]) how to implement these interventions, and recommends
measures to gauge improvement.
“Stop BSI” (On the Cusp: Stop HAI) http://www.onthecuspstophai.org/on-the-cuspstop- A Web site with tools and resources to help hospital
bsi/ associations and hospital units implement the
Enhanced Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP)
and reduce central line-associated blood stream
Category Title Source Description
“Central Line-Associated Bloodstream http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/bsi/CLABSI-resources.html CDC Web site hosting a variety of resources for patients
Enhanced Infections: Resources for Patients and and providers, including fact sheets, guidelines, audio
Healthcare Providers” (CDC) education for patients, and more.
“On the Cusp: Stop BSI, The Role of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_K7_VnHuLk A video presentation from the Johns Hopkins Quality and
Technology In CLABSI Prevention” (Johns Safety Research Group on how to approach the use of
HPH Hopkins Medicine) technology in CLABSI prevention.
“Strategies to Prevent Central Line- http://www.guideline.gov/content.aspx?id=13395 AHRQ National Guideline Clearinghouse Guideline
Associated Bloodstream Infections in Acute Summary for children and adults in acute care hospitals
Care Hospitals” (U.S. Department of Health with indwelling central venous catheters, including
Supporting & Human Services, Agency for Healthcare tunneled, implanted, cuffed, noncuffed, and dialysis
Research and Quality [AHRQ]) catheters.
“FAQs About Catheter Associated http://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/bsi/BSI_tagged.pdf A fact sheet for patients in English.
Bloodstream Infections” (CDC)
“Preguntas Frecuentes: Infecciones http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/pdfs/bsi/SPAN_CA-BSI.pdf A fact sheet for patients in Spanish.
Sanguíneas Asociadas al Catéter Intravenoso
“State Has Implemented a CLABSI http://www.cdc.gov/hai/stateplans/states-w- CDC Web site identifying state contacts for CLABSI
Supporting Prevention Collaborative” (CDC) CLABSI-collaborative.html initiatives.
“Patient Guides on Healthcare-Associated http://www.shea- Large print patient guides in English and Spanish for
Supporting Infections” (SHEA) online.org/ForPatients/PatientGuidesinLargePrint.as CLABSI, CAUTI, SSI, MRSA, VAP, Clostridium Difficile, and
“Patient Guides on Healthcare-Associated http://www.shea- Patient Guides for CLABSI, CAUTI, SSI, MRSA, VAP,
Infections: Patient Guides Translations” online.org/ForPatients/PatientGuidesTranslations.as Clostridium Difficile, and VRE in Arabic and Polish and
Supporting (SHEA) Spanish in large print (VAP is not available in Arabic).