Achieving zero central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

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Intravenous literature: Sagana, R. and Hyzy, R.C. (2013) Achieving Zero Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infection Rates in Your Intensive Care Unit.Critical Care Clinics. 29(1), p.1-9.


Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) is one of the most common health care-associated infections in the United States. The costs associated with CLABSIs include an estimated 28,000 deaths in the intensive care unit and up to $2.3 billion annually. Best practice guidelines, checklists, and establishing a culture of safety in hospitals are all initiatives designed to reduce the rate of CLABSI to zero.

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