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Special Report - Infection Prevention

Preventing central line–associated bloodstream infections

Central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are among the most common hospital-acquired infections. Patients diagnosed and treated for CLABSIs require additional therapies and interventions, have longer stays, and face an increased risk of serious harm...

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Prevention Tool

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Prevention Tool Click to read the next article: Operationalizing the ANA CAUTI prevention tool in acute-care settings  

Operationalizing the ANA CAUTI prevention tool in acute-care settings

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: The American Nurses Association (ANA) led an initiative in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Partnership for Patients to develop a unique tool to prevent catheter-associated urinary...
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Moving toward zero hospital-acquired infections

As a nurse, you’re likely familiar with the added workload of caring for patients with healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)—catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), surgical-site infections (SSIs), and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). HAIs...
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Preventing surgical-site infections

Surgical-site infections (SSIs) can lead to increased postoperative stays, higher readmission rates and healthcare costs, and poorer health outcomes. In a 2014 study, SSIs tied with pneumonia as the most common infection in hospitals,...