Evidence-based approach to preventing central line-associated bloodstream infection

0

Intravenous literature: Stevens, T.P. and Schulman, J. (2012) Evidence-based approach to preventing central line-associated bloodstream infection in the NICU. Acta Paediatrica Supplementum.

101(464), p.11-6.

Abstract:

Aim: To review care practices and methods of implementation that reduce the risk of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI).

Methods: Medical and quality improvement-oriented literature was reviewed.

Results: Although effective catheter practices, equipment and staff training methods are available to reduce CLABSI, their implementation is often difficult.

Conclusion: A successful CLABSI reduction programme requires not only identification of best practices but also understanding of the specific context or unit culture into which they will be introduced.

Main page

Share.

Comments are closed.

Free Email Updates
Join 5.5K IVTEAM members. Subscribe now and be the first to receive all the latest free updates from IVTEAM!
100% Privacy. We don't spam.