Reducing Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Pedatric Oncology: A Nursing Quality Initiative Public

Our Pediatric Oncology unit identified hospital-acquired catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) as a problem in 2008, when we averaged 12.2 CRBSIs per 1000 line days, which is above the infection rates reported in the literature for this patient population. This is a significant issue due to the morbidity and mortality from septicemia in immunocompromised patients.

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