How to undertake CLABSI surveillance in home infusion therapy

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The importance of central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) prevention has been increasingly recognized over the last 2 decades in acute care settings” Keller et al (2018).

Abstract:

The importance of central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) prevention has been increasingly recognized over the last 2 decades in acute care settings. National policies focusing on surveillance and reporting of CLABSIs and focusing on CLABSI prevention in acute care settings have had a major impact on patient safety in the acute care setting. Over the last 20 years, national acute care CLABSI rates have dropped up to 50%.1-4



Reference:

Keller, S.C., Williams, D., Rock, C., Deol, S., Trexler, P. and Cosgrove, S.E. (2018) A new frontier: Central line–associated bloodstream infection surveillance in home infusion therapy. American Journal of Infection Control. June 13th. .

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.05.016

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