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2012 HAI WATCHDOG* Award Winner

"CLABSI Taskforce: Fighting Infection and Achieving Results" Leveraging an Interdisciplinary Approach to Eliminate CLABSI

When three patients developed a central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) within just a nine-month period, the Hallmark Health System staff in Medford, Massachusetts decided to revamp their current prevention strategies and implement a more interdisciplinary, planned approach. The "CLABSI Project Plan" soon achieved two of its principal goals: zero CLABSI and zero defects.

Click here to learn how the interdisciplinary taskforce at Hallmark Health achieved its goals and earned a 2012 HAI WATCHDOG award.

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