Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)

Within this module, participants will gain a greater understanding of best practices for preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs). CLABSIs are a common cause of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) that carry significant consequences including patient morbidity, mortality, and overall increases in cost of care. Preventing CLABSIs is a multidisciplinary effort; all healthcare professionals require an understanding of definitions, pathophysiology,and prevention.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize evidence-based, appropriate indications for the use of central venous catheters (CVC)
  2. Describe proper care od CVCs, including insertion and maintenance
  3. Identify the need to liberate patients from CVCs, unintended consequences (CLABSI and other healthcare-associated conditions), and the need to avoid inappropriate testing and antimicrobial use
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