Central line associated bloodstream infection definition

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Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) is defined as a laboratory-confirmed bloodstream infection (not related to an infection at another site) where a central line was in place within 48 hour period before the development of bloodstream infection” Haddadin and Regunath (2017).

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Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) is defined as a laboratory-confirmed bloodstream infection (not related to an infection at another site) where a central line was in place within 48 hour period before the development of bloodstream infection. Of all the health care associated infections, CLABSIs are the most costly, accounting for ~ $46,000 per case. A vast majority of the cases are preventable through proper aseptic techniques, surveillance, and management strategies.

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Haddadin, Y. and Regunath, H. (2017) Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI). StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL). StatPearls Publishing.

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