Central Line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI)
Challenge 2F
Central Line-associated blood-stream infections (CLABSI)

When a central line is inserted into a patient for a long period of time, likelihood of infection increases. With infection prevention strategies, effective communication, and continuous monitoring, Central Line-associated blood-stream infections (CLABSI) can be eliminated.

Executive summary checklist

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are a source of serious harm and death in hospitalized patients. A CLABSI is a serious infection that occurs when germs—usually bacteria or viruses—enter the bloodstream through the central line (CDC, 2016). Use this checklist to help you prioritize your actions and measure your organization’s progress

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