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Mauldin, T., Martin, M., Crummel, P. and Cornell, C. (2015) Achieving the Elusive Goal of Zero Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections by Focusing on Central Line Maintenance Practices. American Journal of Infection Control. 43(6), p.S60.


Central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) affect thousands of patients each year and cost healthcare billions of dollars. Vascular catheter associated infections are the focus of regulatory, accrediting, and prospective payment agencies. The objective of the project was to achieve and sustain a rate of zero CLABSIs by improving central line maintenance practices.

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