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Bloodstream infections reduced through better central line care at three hospitals
Date:6/5/2014

before accessing the line; determine if the line is still needed and if not, obtain an order to have it removed; assess and document the condition of the line; scrub the hub for 15 seconds; conduct line flushing; and finally, change the dressing and tubing according to protocol.

"Basic line care should always be the first defense against bloodstream infections," said Bender. "This demonstrational study shows that going back to the basics can in fact make a difference in infection prevention."


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Contact: Liz Garman
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202-454-2604
Association for Professionals in Infection Control
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