Α 6 year trend in unit occupancy, CVC use, and HABSI in a PICU
Volakli Eleni, Iosifidis Elias, Vogiatzi Lambrini, Panagiotidou Melina, Xatzilazaridou Eleni, Volonaki Elpiniki, Sdougka Maria.
PICU, Hippokration General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
Backrgoung and Aims: Central Vein Catheter (CVC) use is intertwined to PICU function. The aim of our study is to present bed occupancy, CVC use, and Hospital Acquired Blood Stream Infection (HABSI) in a PICU of Northern Greece.
Methods: Retrospective chart reviews of temporary CVCs inserted in a multidisciplinary 8 bed PICU from 2005 to 2011. As HABSI were defined all positive BSI that occurred during the above period. An approximation for catheters day was done according to bed occupancy and CVCS use.