Debate on preventing central venous line related bloodstream infections

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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. [epub ahead of print].

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

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