Intravenous literature: Yegge, J., Anderson, J., Hopkins-Broyles, D., Recktenwald, A. and Babcock, H. (2011) An Outbreak Investigation of Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections in Home Care Patients. AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control. 39(5), p.E159-E160.
Increasingly complex patients (pts) are being managed at home. Pts receiving home infusion therapy are at risk for central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI). There is little published guidance for home care central line (CL) management or CLABSI benchmarks. An increase in CLABSI was noted at a home care agency that provides infusion therapy.