Update on the prevention of CRBSI

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Despite recent successes with prevention of CRBSI, pertinent questions regarding pathogenesis and prevention remain unanswered and work on improved surveillance, devices less prone to infection, and more effective prevention techniques are needed” Rupp and Majorant (2016).

Abstract:

Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) are responsible for significant morbidity, mortality, and excess health care costs. It is increasingly evident that many CRBSI can be prevented with current knowledge and techniques. Preventive measures can be broadly grouped into clinical practice-based interventions and technologic innovations. Clinical practice-based interventions require changes in human behavior and can be subdivided into interventions before and at the time of insertion and postinsertion. Despite recent successes with prevention of CRBSI, pertinent questions regarding pathogenesis and prevention remain unanswered and work on improved surveillance, devices less prone to infection, and more effective prevention techniques are needed.

Reference:

Rupp, M.E. and Majorant, D. (2016) Prevention of Vascular Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections. Infectious Disease Clinics of North America. 30(4), p.853-868.

doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2016.07.001.

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