Journal Article

The ability of intensive care units to maintain zero central line–associated bloodstream infections.

Lipitz-Snyderman A; Needham DM; Colantuoni E; Goeschel CA; Marsteller JA; Thompson DA; Berenholtz SM; Lubomski LH; Watson S; Pronovost PJ.

This follow-up from the Keystone ICU study found that the majority of participating hospitals were able to eliminate central line–associated bloodstream infections for more than 1 year, with one-quarter having no infections for more than 2 years.