Impact of a multidimensional infection control approach on central line-associated bloodstream infections rates in adult intensive care units of 8 cities of Turkey: findings of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC)

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Leblebicioglu H., Ozturk R., DANIEL ROSENTHAL V., Akan O. A. , Sirmatel F., Ozdemir D., ...More

ANNALS OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND ANTIMICROBIALS, vol.12, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1476-0711-12-10
  • Keywords: Catheter related infections, Central line-associated bloodstream infection, Device-associated infections, Healthcare-associated infections, Bundle, International nosocomial infection control consortium, Multidimensional approach, Hand hygiene, Developing countries, Limited-resource countries, DEVICE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS, CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETER, LENGTH-OF-STAY, PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK, SOCIOECONOMIC IMPACT, ATTRIBUTABLE COST, HAND HYGIENE, COUNTRIES, STRATEGY, ARGENTINA


Background: Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABs) have long been associated with excess lengths of stay, increased hospital costs and mortality attributable to them. Different studies from developed countries have shown that practice bundles reduce the incidence of CLAB in intensive care units. However, the impact of the bundle strategy has not been systematically analyzed in the adult intensive care unit (ICU) setting in developing countries, such as Turkey. The aim of this study is to analyze the impact of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) multidimensional infection control approach to reduce the rates of CLAB in 13 ICUs of 13 INICC member hospitals from 8 cities of Turkey.