Focus on…Critical Care

May 2017 Vol. 12 No. 5

Author: Krista Williamson, BSN, CMSRN, CNML; Lorie Gonzalez, MSN, BC-RN; Ashley Neusbaum, MSN, CMSRN; and Jaime Messing, BSN, RN

Although the incidence of central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) has decreased, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that an estimated 30,100 of these infections still occur in the United States each year, resulting in thousands of deaths and adding up to billions in costs. To reduce . . .