This document is an executive summary of the APSIC Guide for Prevention of Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI)” Ling et al (2016).
This document is an executive summary of the APSIC Guide for Prevention of Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI). It describes key evidence-based care components of the Central Line Insertion and Maintenance Bundles and its implementation using the quality improvement methodology, namely the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) methodology involving multidisciplinary process and stakeholders. Monitoring of improvement over time with timely feedback to stakeholders is a key component to ensure the success of implementing best practices. A surveillance program is recommended to monitor outcomes and adherence to evidence-based central line insertion and maintenance practices (compliance rate) and identify quality improvement opportunities and strategically targeting interventions for the reduction of CLABSI.
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Ling, M.L., Apisarnthanarak, A., Jaggi, N., Harrington, G., Morikane, K., Thu le, T.A., Ching, P., Villanueva, V., Zong, Z., Jeong, J.S. and Lee, C.M. (2016) APSIC guide for prevention of Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI). Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. May 4th. eCollection 2016.
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