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Simple Outpatient Protocols Reduce CLABSI by 48%
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Training pediatric patients and their parents in basic infection-prevention protocols such as hand hygiene, the use of gloves and masks, and proper tube and needle replacement dramatically lowered bloodstream infections for children with central lines receiving outpatient chemotherapy. A study published this week in Pediatrics by researchers at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) found that the protocols reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSIs) by 48% and bacteria in the blood by 54%.