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Journal Article

Trends in central line–associated bloodstream infections in a trauma-surgical intensive care unit.

Ong A, Dysert K, Herbert C, et al. Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 2011;146:302-7.

Rates of catheter-related bloodstream infections declined sharply in a trauma intensive care unit. The authors attributed this decline to a multifaceted quality improvement program that included standardized approaches to central line insertion and maintenance as well as audit and feedback of data.