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"The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has resulted in increased health care-acquired infections, including central line-associated bloodstream infections" Selby et al (2021).

CLABSI 2021 update

Abstract:

Despite a large volume of research in prevention, central line-associated bloodstream infections and catheter-related bloodstream infections continue to cause significant morbidity, mortality, and increased health care costs. Strategies in prevention, including decision about catheter placement, insertion bundles, adherence to standard of care guidelines, and technologic innovations, shown to decrease rates of catheter-related bloodstream infections and central line-associated bloodstream infections are described in this update. The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has resulted in increased health care-acquired infections, including central line-associated bloodstream infections.


Reference:

Selby LM, Rupp ME, Cawcutt KA. Prevention of Central-Line Associated Bloodstream Infections: 2021 Update. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2021 Dec;35(4):841-856. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2021.07.004. PMID: 34752222.