Prevention of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Publication Date: March 4, 2022

Key Points

Key Points

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are among the most frequent invasive infections in infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and contribute to substantial morbidity and mortality.

Management

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...le 1. Recommendation...

...U patients who are likely to benefit f...

...of CVC dressing changes in NICU i...

...of CHG-impregnated sponges or other CHG-impreg...

.... Use of alcohol disinfectant caps in...

...vs. benefits of CHG bathing NICU patients:...

...rategies for minimizing central line entry in NICU...

...on of prophylactic antimicrobial lock therapy in...

...Administration of prophylactic ant...

9. Practical considerations for the implement...

...reshold to consider implementing addition...

...undle elements, above and beyond those recommen...


...le 2. Adapted CDC Checklist for Prevention...

...form hand hygiene before insertion. ☐ Adh...

Maintenance☐ Perform hand hygien...


...iderations for Use of Lock Therapies...

...imicrobial Lock TherapyOptimal Procedures:...

...for Ethanol Lock TherapyEthanol lock therapy...


...es of Antimicrobial Locksa Rarely u...


Table 5. Antimicrobial Lock Im...

...ling an Antimicrobial Lock To avoid errors,...

...r Priming Volume of Existing CVCs Perform ha...


.... Neonatal VAT Training, Evaluation, and R...

After receiving training, who may be a...