COVID-19 Impact

You may see some delays in posting new content due to COVID-19. If you have any questions, please submit a message to PSNet Support.

PSNet: Patient Safety Network
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.