Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 26, issue 1, P1-11 2012 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2011.09.002 View full text
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Angela L. Hewlett, Mark E. Rupp

Abstract: Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLA-BSI) are one of the leading causes of healthcare-associated infections, resulting in significant morbidity and substantial excess cost. There is a growing recognition that most CLA-BSIs are preventable. Elimination of preventable CLA-BSI is the focus of a recently released CDC Guideline. Universal preventative measures include collaborative performance improvement using checklists and bundles, education of persons who insert and maintain catheters, maximal st…

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