Use of central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection prevention practices by US hospitals.

@article{Krein2007UseOC,
  title={Use of central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection prevention practices by US hospitals.},
  author={Sarah L. Krein and Timothy P Hofer and Christine P Kowalski and Russell N. Olmsted and Carol A. Kauffman and Jane H. Forman and Jane C Banaszak-Holl and Sanjay Saint},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={2007},
  volume={82 6},
  pages={672-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the extent to which US acute care hospitals have adopted recommended practices to prevent central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections (CR-BSIs). PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS Between March 16, 2005, and August 1, 2005, a survey of infection control coordinators was conducted at a national random sample of nonfederal hospitals with an intensive care unit and more than 50 hospital beds (n=600) and at all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers (n=119… CONTINUE READING
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