Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) - Whole House Surveillance

Must we perform surveillance on all central lines, or is targeted surveillance okay?

Infection surveillance must be performed on all central lines; these lines carry significant risk of morbidity and mortality regardless of circumstances. Limiting surveillance to certain types of lines, patient care units or service lines is not allowable under NPSG.07.04.01.
Last updated on April 11, 2016
Manual: Ambulatory
Chapter: National Patient Safety Goals NPSG

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