Central line-associated bloodstream infection in a trauma intensive care unit: impact of implementation of Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America/Infectious Diseases Society of America practice guidelines.

@article{Mazi2014CentralLB,
  title={Central line-associated bloodstream infection in a trauma intensive care unit: impact of implementation of Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America/Infectious Diseases Society of America practice guidelines.},
  author={Waleed Mazi and Zikra Begum and Diaa Abdulla and Ahmed Hesham and Sami Maghari and Abdullah Assiri and Abiola Senok},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2014},
  volume={42 8},
  pages={865-7}
}
BACKGROUND This study aimed to assess the impact implementation of the basic Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America/Infectious Diseases Society of America (SHEA/IDSA) practice recommendations in reducing central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) in intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS The prospective study was conducted from January 2011-December 2012 at the 23-bed trauma ICU in Saudi Arabia. The basic SHEA/IDSA practice recommendations were introduced and implemented… CONTINUE READING