Assessing Central Line Utilization in the Journey to Decrease CLABSI Rates in an Academic Tertiary Care Facility

@inproceedings{Adams2013AssessingCL,
  title={Assessing Central Line Utilization in the Journey to Decrease CLABSI Rates in an Academic Tertiary Care Facility},
  author={Kerri Adams and Zeina Khouri-Stevens and Carol Sylvester and Geeta Sood},
  year={2013}
}
ISSUE: Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) has become a focus of health care professionals, regulatory agencies, payers, and the public over the past few years. Our hospital has spent the last 3 years working with our teams to create a culture of safety around insertion and maintenance of central lines, resulting in a reduction in CLABSI rates. However, as we have not reached our goal of zero, we decided to take a closer look at our line utilization. There are data to… CONTINUE READING

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