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D. John Doyle, MD, PhD ; July-August 2005
Following surgery, a woman receives morphine via a patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pump. A few hours after arriving on the floor, she is found barely breathing.
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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, Green D, Salim A, Malinoski DJ. Am J Surg. 2014;207:817-823.
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.