Central line bundle implementation in US intensive care units and impact on bloodstream infections.
PLoS One. 2011;6(1):e15452
Authors: Furuya EY, Dick A, Perencevich EN, Pogorzelska M, Goldmann D, Stone PW
Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) represent a serious patient safety issue. To prevent these infections, bundled interventions are increasingly recommended. We examine the extent of adoption of Central Line (CL) Bundle elements throughout US intensive care units (ICU) and determine their effectiveness in preventing CLABSIs.
PMID: 21267440 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]