Reducing central venous catheter-associated primary bloodstream infections in intensive care units is possible: data from the German nosocomial infection surveillance system.

@article{Zuschneid2003ReducingCV,
  title={Reducing central venous catheter-associated primary bloodstream infections in intensive care units is possible: data from the German nosocomial infection surveillance system.},
  author={Irina Zuschneid and Frank Schwab and Christine Geffers and Henning R{\"u}den and Petra Gastmeier},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 7},
  pages={501-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The German Nosocomial Infection Surveillance System (KISS) began in 1997 as a nationwide surveillance project for voluntary registration of nosocomial infections in intensive care units (ICUs). This study investigates trends in the rates of central venous catheter (CVC)-associated primary bloodstream infections (BSIs) in ICUs since participation in KISS. METHODS Eighty-four ICUs that had participated in KISS for at least 24 months were considered for more detailed… CONTINUE READING
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