Quality & Patient Safety

One facility identifies four ways to lower rates of CLABSI

Patient Safety Monitor, January 1, 2009

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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