Strategies to Reduce Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections in a Critical Care Unit.

Strategies to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections

Hickox, N., Clifton, L., Coe, C., Cox, F., Gardenhire, M., Goins, D., Hunter-Watson, H., Lewis, M., Maile, P., McKinney, C., Thomas, H. and Baer, S. (2017) Strategies to Reduce Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections in a Critical Care Unit. American Journal of Infection Control. 45(6), Supplement, p.S112.

Central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are difficult to prevent in the critical care setting as patients often require multiple devices and have vascular access challenges. Our medical center has a mixed adult medical-surgical critical care unit (CCU) that includes chronic spinal cord injury patients and post-operative patients. We describe the successful implementation of evidence based best practices to promote the reduction of CLABSI in this diverse population.

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by IV Team June 15, 2017

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