Getting to Zero: Strategies to Eliminate Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections

April 14 Webinar

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Click here to view the slides and listen to the presentations and discussion from the Commonwealth Fund's April 14 webinar, Getting to Zero: Strategies to Eliminate Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections. The event featured:

  • Lucian L. Leape, M.D., adjunct professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Peter J. Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., director, Johns Hopkins University Quality and Safety Research Group
  • Brian S. Koll, M.D., medical director and chief, infection prevention, Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Anne-Marie J. Audet, M.D., M.Sc., Commonwealth Fund vice president for the Program on Health Care Quality and Efficiency (moderator) \

Related Resources

WhyNotTheBest.org, The Commonwealth Fund's health care quality improvement and performance benchmarking resource

Transparency and Public Reporting Are Essential for a Safe Health Care System
L. L. Leape
The Commonweatlh Fund, March 2010

Sustaining Reductions in Catheter Related Bloodstream Infections in Michigan Intensive Care Units—Observational Study
P. J. Pronovost, C. A. Goeschel, E. Colantuoni et al.
British Medical Journal, February 4, 2010

The CLABs Collaborative—A Regionwide Effort to Improve the Quality of Care in Hospitals
B. S. Koll, T. A. Straub, H. S. Jalon et al.
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, December 2008 34(12): 713–23

On the CUSP: Stop BSI Web site

Central Line Insertion Care Team Checklist

CLABSI Opportunity Estimator