PREVENTING HARM FROM CLABSI >>>
CENTRAL LINE-ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS (CLABSI) CHANGE PACKAGE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The analyses upon which this report is based were performed under Contract Number HHSM-500-2016-
00067C, entitled Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (HIIN), sponsored by the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services.
We would like to recognize the contributions of the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) Hospital
Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) team and Cynosure Health for their work in developing the
content of this change package.
Suggested Citation: Health Research & Educational Trust (June 2018). Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) Change Package: 2018 Update. Chicago, IL: Health Research &
Educational Trust. Accessed at http://www.hret-hiin.org/
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>>> TABLE OF CONTENTS PART 1: Adverse Event Area (AEA) Definition and Scope 2
PART 2: Measurement 4
PART 3: Approaching your AEA 5
PART 4: Conclusion and Action Planning 18
PART 5: Appendices 19
PART 6: References 23
How to Use this Change Package
This change package is intended for hospitals participating in the Hospital Improvement Innovation
Network (HIIN) project led by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Partnership for
Patients (PFP); it is meant to be a tool to help you make patient care safer and improve care transitions.
This change package is a summary of themes from the successful practices of high performing health
organizations across the country. It was developed through clinical practice sharing, organization site
visits and subject matter expert contributions. This change package includes a menu of strategies, change
concepts and specific actionable items that any hospital can implement based on need or for purposes
of improving patient quality of life and care. This change package is intended to be complementary to
literature reviews and other evidence-based tools and resources.