Strategies to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections

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We describe the successful implementation of evidence based best practices to promote the reduction of CLABSI in this diverse population” Hickox et al (2017).

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are difficult to prevent in the critical care setting as patients often require multiple devices and have vascular access challenges. Our medical center has a mixed adult medical-surgical critical care unit (CCU) that includes chronic spinal cord injury patients and post-operative patients. We describe the successful implementation of evidence based best practices to promote the reduction of CLABSI in this diverse population.

Reference:

Hickox, N., Clifton, L., Coe, C., Cox, F., Gardenhire, M., Goins, D., Hunter-Watson, H., Lewis, M., Maile, P., McKinney, C., Thomas, H. and Baer, S. (2017) Strategies to Reduce Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections in a Critical Care Unit. American Journal of Infection Control. 45(6), Supplement, p.S112.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.04.190

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