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One facility identifies four ways to lower rates of CLABSI

Patient Safety Monitor, January 1, 2009

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To prevent central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), Swedish Medical Center in Seattle has found sharing information with staff members and simplifying techniques has made all the difference. Swedish Medical is a follower of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), which has featured CLABSI prevention as a part of its past two campaigns. Its efforts have spread beyond ICUs and now incorporate central lines placed by anesthesiologists and interventional radiologists.

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