PART I OF III: PREVENTION OF CENTRAL LINE-ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS
Prevention of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections: Central Line Bundles– Of the many risk factors for catheter-related bloodstream infections, many are controllable and can be addressed through institutional implementation of a central line bundle and education on infection prevention. Bundles are a group of best practices that individually improve care, but when applied together result in substantially greater improvement. The purpose of this module is to explain the essential elements of central line bundles and tools for their successful implementation.
Identify risk factors associated with catheter-related bloodstream infections.
Explain the elements of a central line bundle.
Describe tools for successful implementation of a central line bundle.
Detail clinical data that support the use of central line bundles.
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