Achieving zero central line-associated bloodstream infection rates in your intensive care unit.

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Achieving zero central line-associated bloodstream infection rates in your intensive care unit.

Crit Care Clin. 2013 Jan;29(1):1-9

Authors: Sagana R, Hyzy RC

Abstract
Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) is one of the most common health care-associated infections in the United States. The costs associated with CLABSIs include an estimated 28,000 deaths in the intensive care unit and up to $2.3 billion annually. Best practice guidelines, checklists, and establishing a culture of safety in hospitals are all initiatives designed to reduce the rate of CLABSI to zero.

PMID: 23182523 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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