Reducing Central Line-associated Blood Stream Infections Through Expert Practice.

Expert vascular access practice and CLABSI reduction

Benjamin, F., McCoy, L., Richens, T., Hsu, V. and Denza, S. (2017) Reducing Central Line-associated Blood Stream Infections Through Expert Practice. American Journal of Infection Control. 45(6), Supplement, p.S109.

BACKGROUND: Oncology patients are a distinct population requiring additional needs. Due to their immuno-compromised status, central line associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) rates among Oncology patients are higher among the general inpatient population. In December 2015, an Oncology service line identified an increase in CLABSI rates specifically stemming from poor care and maintenance and realized a change in practice was necessary.

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By IV Team June 15, 2017

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