CLABSI rates down 58 percent

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Intravenous news: Infection Control Today report “A new “Vital Signs” report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released today contains new data showing that 58 percent fewer bloodstream infections occurred in hospital ICU patients with central lines in 2009 than in 2001. In 2009, about 18,000 bloodstream infections occurred in ICU patients with central lines. About 23,000 more happened to patients who got treatment in other areas of the hospital.

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