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Strategies to Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 May 2016

Jonas Marschall
Affiliation:
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri Bern University Hospital and University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Leonard A. Mermel
Affiliation:
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown Universityand Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island
Mohamad Fakih
Affiliation:
St. John Hospital and Medical Center and Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan
Lynn Hadaway
Affiliation:
Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc., Milner, Georgia
Alexander Kallen
Affiliation:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
Naomi P. O’Grady
Affiliation:
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
Ann Marie Pettis
Affiliation:
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
Mark E. Rupp
Affiliation:
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Thomas Sandora
Affiliation:
Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Lisa L. Maragakis
Affiliation:
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Deborah S. Yokoe
Affiliation:
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
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Previously published guidelines are available that provide comprehensive recommendations for detecting and preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The intent of this document is to highlight practical recommendations in a concise format designed to assist acute care hospitals in implementing and prioritizing their central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) prevention efforts. This document updates “Strategies to Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Acute Care Hospitals,” published in 2008. This expert guidance document is sponsored by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and is the product of a collaborative effort led by SHEA, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the American Hospital Association (AHA), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and The Joint Commission, with major contributions from representatives of a number of organizations and societies with content expertise. The list of endorsing and supporting organizations is presented in the introduction to the 2014 updates.

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SHEA/IDSA Practice Recommendation
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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2014

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