Central line infections fall in ICUs

Traynor, Kate
April 2011
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;4/15/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 8, p650
Academic Journal
The article reports a 60 percent decrease in the annual number of central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in the U.S. in 2009 for patients in intensive care units (ICUs). It mentions the data is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and discusses the CDC infection-control guidelines, prophylactic antibiotic locks in hemodialysis facilities and the five-year action plan by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2008.


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