Preventing Blood Stream Infections (BSI)
One area where NICUs can ensure better outcomes and reduce costs is in handling central line catheters. While there are many factors that affect the overall BSI rates, access to these central lines should be conducted in an aseptic manner. Particular attention to the number of times these catheters are accessed has helped some hospitals reduce the risk of BSIs. Today, clinicians have a wide range of closed blood sampling sets and closed med delivery sets that more effectively manage these catheters and may lead to a reduction in a NICU's infection rate. Let us know if you would like to see a demonstration of these new approaches!