Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS)

Central Line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI)
Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections

The central line-associated bloodstream infections APSS Blueprint outlines actionable steps healthcare organizations should take to successfully implement and sustain improvements in order to reduce central line-related morbidity and mortality. Actionable steps to improve central line-associated bloodstream infection rates and summaries of available evidence-based practice protocols are included:

  • Leadership checklist guide to determine whether current evidence-based guidelines are being followed in your organization
  • Performance improvement plan to follow if improvements are necessary
  • Clinical workflow to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections across the continuum
  • Knowledge base on early detection and treatment of central line-associated bloodstream infections
  • How to educate patients and family members about central line-associated bloodstream infection prevention, recognition, and treatment
  • Central line-associated bloodstream infection resource guide
  • Guidance on how to measure outcomes

The Blueprint is revised annually and is available free of charge on our website.

Hospitals who make a formal commitment to improve central line-associated bloodstream infection rates and share their successes on the PSMF website have access to an additional level of consulting services.

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