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Poor adherence to guidelines for preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI): results of a worldwide survey

Overview of attention for article published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, November 2016
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Title
Poor adherence to guidelines for preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI): results of a worldwide survey
Published in
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, November 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13756-016-0139-y
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Cristina Valencia, Naïma Hammami, Antonella Agodi, Alain Lepape, Eduardo Palencia Herrejon, Stijn Blot, Jean-Louis Vincent, Marie-Laurence Lambert

Abstract

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are a cause of increased morbidity and mortality, and are largely preventable. We documented attitudes and practices in intensive care units (ICUs) in 2015 in order to assess compliance with CLABSI prevention guidelines. Between June and October 2015, an online questionnaire was made available to medical doctors and nurses working in ICUs worldwide. We investigated practices related to central line (CL) insertion, maintenance and measurement of CLABSI-related data following the SHEA guidelines as a standard. We computed weighted estimates for high, middle and low-income countries using country population as a weight. Only countries providing at least 10 complete responses were included in these estimates. Ninety five countries provided 3407 individual responses; no low income, 14 middle income (MIC) and 27 high income (HIC) countries provided 10 or more responses. Of the total respondents, 80% (MIC, SE = 1.5) and 81% (HIC, SE = 1.0) reported availability of written clinical guidelines for CLABSI prevention in their ICU; 23% (MIC,SE = 1.7) and 62% (HIC,SE = 1.4) reported compliance to the following (combined) recommendations for CL insertion: hand hygiene, full barrier precaution, chlorhexidine >0.5%, no topic or systemic antimicrobial prophylaxis; 60% (MIC,SE = 2.0) and 73% (HIC,SE = 1.2) reported daily assessment for the need of a central line. Most considered CLABSI measurement key to quality improvement, however few were able to report their CLABSI rate. Heterogeneity between countries was high and country specific results are made available. This study has identified areas for improvement in CLABSI prevention practices linked to CL insertion and maintenance. Priorities for intervention differ between countries.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Denmark 1 1%
Unknown 83 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 18%
Researcher 14 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 12%
Student > Bachelor 8 9%
Other 5 6%
Other 14 16%
Unknown 19 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 28%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Unspecified 2 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 1%
Other 8 9%
Unknown 24 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 March 2018.
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#1,765,596
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Outputs from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#228
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#44,192
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Outputs of similar age from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#12
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