Practice Makes (Almost) Perfect: Reducing Catheter-related Bacteremia Using Simulation based Training

Muder, Robert
October 2009
Hospital Medicine Alert;Oct2009, Vol. 4 Issue 8, p57
The article presents a reprint of the article "Use of simulation based education to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections," edited by doctor Stan Deresinski, which appeared in the September 2009 issue of "Infectious Disease Alert." The Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois has enforced patient-care bundles in all intensive care units (ICUs). The said implementation is meant to cut down the rate of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs).


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