Bone Marrow Transplant Unit Embraces Culture Change to Meet and Sustain Unprecedented Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Rates

      Background: Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are one of the most common types of hospital-associated infections. Bone marrow transplant patients are at an increased risk of developing CLABSIs due to their immunocompromised clinical state. The CLABSI rate in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) at our organization had risen to 3.44 in June 2015 and continued to be elevated through October 2015. A comprehensive action plan was then developed that focused on increasing staff engagement, ownership and awareness of the risks associated with CLABSIs.
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