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Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) result in thousands of deaths each year and billions of dollars in added costs to the U.S. healthcare system, yet these infections are preventable.  CDC is providing guidelines and tools to the healthcare community to help end CLABSIs.

Resources for Patients and Healthcare Providers

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FAQ's about Catheter-associated Bloodstream Infections Frequently Asked Questions about Catheters

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Prevention

CDC, in collaboration with other organizations, has developed guidelines for the prevention of CLABSI and other types of healthcare-associated infections. Facilities can monitor the rates of CLABSI and assess the effectiveness of prevention efforts through CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).

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Toolkits

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Prevention Resources for State Health Departments

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Monitoring CLABSIs

CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network Patient Safety Component includes surveillance methods to identify and track device-associated infections, such as central-line associated bloodstream infections.

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