AHRQ’s monthly “Research Activities” features NCABSI Nation


In case you you do not receive AHRQ’s monthly “Research Activities” newsletter, we wanted to let you know the PQCNC coordinated 'NCABSI Nation' project made the full front cover!

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in newborns were reduced by 58 percent in less than a year in hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) participating in an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) patient safety program. Frontline caregivers in 100 NICUs in nine States relied on the program’s prevention practice checklists and better communication to prevent an estimated 131 infections and up to 41 deaths and to avoid more than $2 million in health care costs. - read more here 

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