18 Apr 2012 | Infection Prevention & Control
Christchurch Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit has reached an important landmark in its campaign to reduce the number of central line associated bacteraemia (CLAB) infections to zero. It has been more than 100 days since the unit’s last infection.
CLAB Zero is a collaborative project led by the Health Quality & Safety Commission to reduce the number of infections resulting from the use of central venous catheters. Eliminating CLAB is one of the main objectives of the National Infection Prevention and Control programme. The programme aims to improve patient safety and reduce costs by targeting hospital acquired infections.
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