Correlation between CLABSI prevention and health care reform

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“…experts recognize the growing role patients’ own skin flora plays in the potential development of HAI, specifically bloodstream infections” Garrett (2015).

Reference:

Garrett, J.H.Jr. (2015) Correlation Between Prevention of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections and Health Care Reform. The Journal of the Association for Vascular Access. 20(1), p.20-21.

Abstract:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hand hygiene remains the single most important intervention in the quest for zero health care-associated infections (HAIs). However, experts recognize the growing role patients’ own skin flora plays in the potential development of HAI, specifically bloodstream infections (BSIs). BSIs are a major cause of health care-associated mortality and morbidity. Recent statistics from the CDC indicate an up to 35% attributable mortality, and an excess length of stay of 24 days.

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