We have realized a 49% reduction in CLABSI in our intensive care units from 2010 to 2011 through standardization of central line insertion and maintenance practices and implementing universal education of staff. Standardization of our central line dressing change protocol and using a standardized dressing change tray definitely played a role in this improvement. Thank you for the assistance you gave us in reaching our goal of reducing CLABSI.
Director of Infection Control
LSU Health Shreveport