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What does CLABSI stand for?

CLABSI stands for Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection

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In 2011, The Joint Commission enterprise identified a customer need to have all HAI related resources easily available to customers, such as those on hand hygiene, central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO), surgical site infections (SSI), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).
The first report of the Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections Prevention Project found a 33 percent drop among reporting hospitals for central line-associated bloodstream infections in 2009 and a 26 percent drop the following year.
She notes, for example, that some organizations have failed to adopt best practices, such as the use of a checklist to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections, which have proven to reduce errors.