Statewide NICU Central-Line Associated Bloodstream Infection Rates Decline after Bundles and Checklists - American Board of Medical Specialties

In this study, 18 NICUs in New York state implemented evidence-based central-line insertion and maintenance bundles to standardize care. Providers participated in conference calls, workshops, and used checklist templates to establish standardized care. Researchers compared the effect from pre-intervention data and found a significant decline in NICU CLABSIs. However, the researchers found that site of care remains a concern for CLABSI risk.