Surveillance and Attribution of Ambulatory Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in a Pediatric Healthcare System


      Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in ambulatory pediatric populations are difficult to track at an institutional level, especially for complex patients seen by multiple clinical divisions and home health infusion agencies. Utilizing Lean Six Sigma methodology, a multidisciplinary team created a standardized data collection process for all ambulatory CLABSIs and infection event reviews. This report is a novel institutional approach to accurately surveil, attribute, and calculate ambulatory CLABSI data.


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