Monday, October 4, 2010

New Study Shows Inconsistent Reporting Methods Related to HAIs for Pediatric Patients

A significant cause of in-hospital deaths, bloodstream infections are the most common hospital-acquired infection in pediatric intensive care units.  These infections lead to additional medical costs and added length of stay.  It is very troubling that a new study has found substantial inconsistencies in the methods used to report the number of pediatric patients who develop catheter-associated bloodstream infections.  Conducted by the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Focus Group, the study appears in the new issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.

Click here to learn more about the study.

Click here to learn more about how INQRI researchers are working to reduce bloodstream infections.

The Kimberly-Clark Corporation has developed a program to raise awareness about healthcare-aquired infections.  Click here to learn more.

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