A multicentre analysis of catheter-related infection based on a hierarchical model

@article{Timsit2012AMA,
  title={A multicentre analysis of catheter-related infection based on a hierarchical model},
  author={J. F. Timsit and F. L‘H{\'e}riteau and Alain Lepape and A. Francais and S. Ruckly and A. G. Venier and P. Jarno and S. Boussat and B. Coignard and A. Savey},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={38},
  pages={1662-1672}
}
PurposeTo decrease intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired catheter-related infections (CRI), it is essential that healthcare workers receive training and that quality improvement programmes are in place. The aim of our study was to evaluate risk factors for catheter colonisation and infection, focussing specifically on local care bundles.MethodsData were collected prospectively in 51 ICUs [7,188 patients, 8,626 central venous catheters (CVCs)] during two 6-month periods in 2007 and 2008, using a… CONTINUE READING

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