Infection Prevention: Risks, Outcomes, & CLABSI Prevention

The preterm neonate is particularly susceptible to infection. This presentation provides an overview of neonatal sepsis and identifies both maternal and neonatal risk factors. It also describes prevention strategies with specific information on the prevention of Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections.


  • Identify four factors that significantly increase the risk of infection in the small baby.
  • List three examples of small baby practices that have been associated with a reduction in infection.
  • Describe two co-morbidities associated with infection in the small baby.
  • State two key examples of care strategies to reduce the risk of CLABSI in the premature neonate.

Total CE: 1.3

NCC Codes: NNP 2 or 7

NCC Codes: NIC 2 or 7

NCC Codes: LRN 3 or 7

Rx = 0

*This presentation was included in the Small Baby Care Specialist® Program

Last updated: November, 2021

Your Instructor

Jennifer Rivera
Jennifer Rivera

With 25 years in clinical practice, Jennifer Rivera, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-N, RNC-NIC has been a leader in infection prevention initiatives and in cross-functional collaboration to achieve optimal patient outcomes. In her current role as the Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist at Children’s Minnesota, Ms. Rivera leverages her passion for infection prevention as the chair of the Vascular Access Council and clinical expert to the CLABSI HAC Team, Safety Action Team, and the Prevent Infection Team (PIT).

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