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Teaching Hospital Partners with 3M to Increase Adherence and Reduce CLABSI Rates

  • Posted: March 13, 2020
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A 2019 study1 highlighted how a large tertiary care teaching hospital partnered with 3M for on-site training, education and a 21-Day Challenge to successfully implement a strategy to protect all IV access points using 3M™ Curos™ Disinfecting Port Protectors. This evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach was associated with a reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates and cost savings for the facility. * View the case study.

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*The authors did not statistically test if the reduction in CLABSI was significant between the pre-intervention and intervention periods.

1. Beeler B, Kerly D, Carmen D, et al. Strategies for the successful implementation of disinfecting port protectors to reduce CLABSI in a large tertiary care teaching hospital. Am J Infect Control. 47 (2019) 1505-1507.