St. Mark's Hospital - May 11, 2017

Central line blood stream infections (CLABSI) jeopardize patient safety.

CLABSI rates at St. Mark’s have been declining progressively over the past two years.



Studies show that the majority of CLABSIs are attributable to skin organisms.

The current projects in progress at St. Mark’s to further reduce our CLABSI rates are:

  1. Implementation of vascular access team to standardize the protocols for line insertion and line maintenance, and train staff who maintain lines.
  2. Train staff and implement consistent use of BioPatch dressings for central lines.

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