TITLE

Aligning pharmacy and health-system objectives to eliminate central-line-associated bacteremias

AUTHOR(S)
Lyles, Alan; Fanikos, John; Jewell, Kay
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;12/15/2009, Vol. 66 Issue 24, p2189
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the initiative of the Joint Commission, Centers for Disease Control and Preventions, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to eliminate bloodstream infections (BSIs) by hospitals in the U.S. It notes that the Joint Commission has released the National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 07.04.01 that requires hospitals to implement best practices to prevent such infections. Meanwhile, details related to the discipline of BSI, risk factors, and pathogenesis is offered.
ACCESSION #
46823363

 

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