Expert vascular access practice and CLABSI reduction

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In December 2015, an Oncology service line identified an increase in CLABSI rates specifically stemming from poor care and maintenance and realized a change in practice was necessary” Benjamin et al (2017).

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Oncology patients are a distinct population requiring additional needs. Due to their immunocompromised status, central line associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) rates among Oncology patients are higher among the general inpatient population. In December 2015, an Oncology service line identified an increase in CLABSI rates specifically stemming from poor care and maintenance and realized a change in practice was necessary.

Reference:

Benjamin, F., McCoy, L., Richens, T., Hsu, V. and Denza, S. (2017) Reducing Central Line-associated Blood Stream Infections Through Expert Practice. American Journal of Infection Control. 45(6), Supplement, p.S109.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.04.182

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