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Impact of discontinuation of contact precautions on central-line associated bloodstream infections in an academic children’s hospital

  • Emily J. Godbout (a1), Barry J. Rittmann (a2), Michele Fleming (a2), Heather Albert (a2), Yvette Major (a2), Huong Jane Nguyen (a2), Andrew J. Noda (a3), Kaila Cooper (a2), Michelle Doll (a2), Michael P. Stevens (a2) and Gonzalo Bearman (a2)...

Abstract

We investigated the impact of discontinuation of contact precautions for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus infected or colonized patients on central-line associated bloodstream infection rates at an academic children’s hospital. Discontinuation of contact precautions with a bundled horizontal infection prevention platform resulted in no adverse impact on CLABSI rates.

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Author for correspondence: Emily J. Godbout, Email: emily.godbout@vcuhealth.org

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Impact of discontinuation of contact precautions on central-line associated bloodstream infections in an academic children’s hospital

  • Emily J. Godbout (a1), Barry J. Rittmann (a2), Michele Fleming (a2), Heather Albert (a2), Yvette Major (a2), Huong Jane Nguyen (a2), Andrew J. Noda (a3), Kaila Cooper (a2), Michelle Doll (a2), Michael P. Stevens (a2) and Gonzalo Bearman (a2)...

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