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Debate on preventing central venous line related bloodstream infections

Despite major scientific advances in pathogenesis, surveillance methods and treatment approach, the most appropriate interventions to prevent and control CLABSIs remain debatable” Arvaniti (2017).

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In the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), central venous line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) represent an important component of healthcare-associated infections and are linked to increased morbidity, mortality and overall hospital-associated cost (Warren et al., 2006; Stevens et al., 2014). CLABSIs are considered a preventable cause of healthcare-associated patient’s adverse events. Despite major scientific advances in pathogenesis, surveillance methods and treatment approach, the most appropriate interventions to prevent and control CLABSIs remain debatable.

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Arvaniti, K. (2017) Preventing central venous line related bloodstream infections in adult ICUs: Start from the basics and bundle. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing. October 18th. .

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iccn.2017.08.007