With the aim of reducing the rates of Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP) a quality improvement project by the theme of ‘Growing Ideas for Action’ was launched by the Paediatric Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (PCICU) Quality Forum with the blessings of Dr. G. Wijesuriya Director – LRH and under the guidance of Consultant Paediatric Intensivist Dr. Manjula Geeganage.
CLABSI and VAP are the main preventable causes of death in ICU patients. Highlighting of the importance of balance between quantity and quality, the strategies of the project are…
- Forming a quality circle and a team against CLABSI.
- Implementing a CDC criteria-based surveillance system.
- Benchmarking the existing CLABSI rates and setting goal CLABSI rate.
- Implementing a maintenance bundle.
- Auditing the process