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This CLABSI report focuses on the use of CUSP in an adult intensive care unit setting.


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Date Added: 09/27/2016
Date Last Modified: 09/29/2016

This checklist from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) provides guidelines and recommended practices for central lines.


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Date Added: 03/23/2012
Date Last Modified: 09/28/2016

The On the CUSP website provides tools and resources with guidelines and recommended practices for central lines.


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Date Added: 03/23/2012
Date Last Modified: 09/28/2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides this document with guidelines and recommendations on central line insertion practices.


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Date Added: 03/23/2012
Date Last Modified: 09/28/2016

Provided by APIC, this guide offers step-by-step guidance to implement relevant clinical evidence and best practices for eliminating catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs). It also provides simple, practical implementation strategies, tools and resources for infection prevention and process improvement.


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Date Added: 10/14/2011
Date Last Modified: 08/13/2015

The TMF Quality Innovation Network has developed this two-page business case to provide health care professionals working in the hospital setting with a checklist of best practices to follow to help prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections in their facilities and improve overall patient care.


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Date Added: 04/20/2015
Date Last Modified: 04/20/2015

This toolkit, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), can be used by infection preventionists and other quality professionals at healthcare facilities that report data to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) to validate 2012 data on CLABSI.


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Date Added: 04/07/2013
Date Last Modified: 10/26/2014

APIC presents the "I Believe in Zero CLABSIs" campaign, focused on a campaign to eliminate central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), promoted by Dr. Peter Pronovost from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


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Date Added: 06/01/2014
Date Last Modified: 06/01/2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's March 16, 2012 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report featured a New Jersey hemodialysis clinic's use of recommended interventions and dialysis event surveillance data to reduce the number of bloodstream infections in the facility.


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Date Added: 04/12/2012
Date Last Modified: 05/21/2014

This report from The Commonwealth Fund focuses on lessons from hospitals that reported no CLABSIs in the ICU in 2009. Lessons included following evidence-based protocols, dedicated teams, participating in collaboratives, close monitoring of infecitons rates and feedback to staff.


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Date Added: 12/22/2011
Date Last Modified: 05/21/2014

On Oct. 31, The Hospitalist reported that hospitals can reduce central-line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in intensive care units (ICUs) by using a safety checklist. The safety checklist is part of the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP) that encourages hospital staff to wash their hands prior to inserting central lines, avoid the femoral site, remove lines when they are no longer needed, and use the antimicrobial agent chlorhexidine to clean the patient’s insertion site.


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Date Added: 11/11/2012
Date Last Modified: 05/21/2014

This press release by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality focuses on a study that found using germ-killing soap and ointment on all ICU patients was more effective than other strategies.


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Date Added: 06/10/2013
Date Last Modified: 05/21/2014

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement provides downloadable posters that remind intensive care unit staff to "scrub the hub" of a central line before accessing the line.


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Date Added: 03/29/2012
Date Last Modified: 03/29/2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers webcasts and presentations on central line insertion practices.


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Date Added: 03/23/2012
Date Last Modified: 03/23/2012

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) central line bundle's five evidence-based interventions offer best practices for patients with intravascular central catheters.


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Date Added: 03/23/2012
Date Last Modified: 03/23/2012

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