Cleveland Clinic Children's Outcomes
The Department of Pediatric Nephrology is part of a SCOPE collaborative, which is a nationwide initiative to decrease infections in peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis patients. The collaborative has standardized line care for patients and this is process is utilized for all patients to decrease the infection rate.
This rate is per 100 patients rather than inpatient days as these patients return home between treatments. The line care is performed both inside and outside of the hospital.
Dialysis Unit CLABSI Rate