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  1. We are looking at different ways to improve our CLABSI rates in our Level IV NICU. Does anyone wipe down or clean the baby's IV lines daily, especially the part of the lines lying in the bed nearest to the baby? We use the purple or grey topped sani...
  2. Central lines and CLABSI

    I work at a large hospital where we have had a few clabsi's in our Neonates. We are obviously looking decrease our clabsi rates system wide, but are focusing big time on our most vulnerable population. What do you use for central line dressings? Espe...
  3. CLABSI - Multiple lumens vs Y sites

    I have a question about multiple lumen practices with regards to decreasing CLABSI risk. In my practice, we try to get by with the least amount of lumens, especially central line lumens, but in general, my thought process is, the least amount of acc...
  4. Dear Nurse Beth, Our information in central line maintenance is outdated and staff are performing it in inconsistent ways. Can you help? Looking for the most recent information/suggestions/policies. Dear Best Practice, That's a great question, and we...
  5. In an attempt to reduce our CLABSI rate, my facility has prohibited us from drawing blood for routine blood work from central lines. We are only allowed to do so with an MD order, and the nursing supervisor on duty is supposed to be the one to do it...
  6. Critical care nurses are all too familiar with central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). Being extremely ill in the ICU instantly makes you more vulnerable to these infections. How to reduce the number of CLABSIs? Recently, Mary Watts,...
  7. CLABSI issues

    Hi all, This is a question regarding CLABSI prevention. What have you/your facility implemented to decrease CLABSIs?How are you tracking that CVC line maintenance procedures are being followed?Do you use CHG baths?Do you have a policy/practice about ...

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