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PC.97 Incidence of Central-Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CABSI) Rates in a Neonatal Unit: 3 year observational study
  1. P Sashikumar,
  2. G Ramadan,
  3. S Pattnayak,
  4. K O’Loughlin,
  5. E Abdalla
  1. Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham, UK


Aim To estimate the incidence of CABSI and the effect of implementing Matching Michigan care bundle.

Method Retrospective analysis of CABSI rates in all neonates with central lines. The reported CABSI rates have varied between 3.2 to 21.8/ 1000 catheter days.1 The NNAP data on the incidence of CABSI rates 1.8–3.1/1000 is low due to underreporting.2 We at medway had signed up for the Matching Michigan project aimed at reducing CABSI. We established our baseline CABSI rates at 13.6/1000 catheter days with snap shot audit before implementing the Matching Michigan project in 2011 and our CABSI rates have been below 10/1000 catheter days for three consecutive years. We are the first unit to publish the CABSI rates over a three year period in United Kingdom. The results are as follows:

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Conclusions Our study establishes the first UK data on CABSI rates and shows that the incidence of CABSI decreased following the implementation of Matching Michigan care bundle.


  1. Folgori L, et al. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2013;98:F518–F523

  2. Annual Report National Neonatal Audit Program 2012, RCPCH

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