Central line checklist reviewed


Intravenous literature: InfectionControlToday.com report “The state of Michigan, which used a five-step checklist developed at Johns Hopkins to virtually eliminate bloodstream infections in its hospitals’ intensive care units, has been able to keep the number of these common, costly and potentially lethal infections near zero; even three years after first adopting the standardized procedures. A report on the work is being published in the Feb. 20, 2010 issue of the British Medical Journal.”

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