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Reducing the rate of catheter-associated bloodstream infections in a surgical intensive care unit using the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Central Line Bundle.

Sacks GD, Diggs BS, Hadjizacharia P, et al. Reducing the rate of catheter-associated bloodstream infections in a surgical intensive care unit using the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Central Line Bundle. Am J Surg. 2014;207(6):817-23. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2013.08.041.

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August 20, 2014
Sacks GD, Diggs BS, Hadjizacharia P, et al. Am J Surg. 2014;207:817-23.

The introduction of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement central line bundle into a surgical intensive care unit dramatically reduced the incidence of central line–associated bloodstream infections, preventing an estimated 2.5 deaths per year in this single unit.

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Sacks GD, Diggs BS, Hadjizacharia P, et al. Reducing the rate of catheter-associated bloodstream infections in a surgical intensive care unit using the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Central Line Bundle. Am J Surg. 2014;207(6):817-23. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2013.08.041.