Preventing CLABSI in critical care patients
Currently, the Centers for Disease Control reports close to 40,000 central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) occur in acute care facilities in the United States each year. Most are considered preventable. Evidence-based practices such as the CLABSI bundle and central line maintenance bundles have demonstrated their effectiveness in reducing CLABSI. This article reviews these best practices and provides a framework for consistent implementation.
Flood A. Preventing Central Line Blood Stream Infections in Critical Care Patients. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2021 Dec;33(4):419-429. doi: 10.1016/j.cnc.2021.08.001. Epub 2021 Oct 9. PMID: 34742498.