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CLABSI Toolkit and Monograph

CLABSI Toolkit –  Preventing Central-Line Associated Bloodstream Infections: Useful Tools, An International Perspective

The Joint Commission, Joint Commission Resources (JCR), and Joint Commission International (JCI) have developed a toolkit to supplement the monograph entitled Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections – A Global Challenge, A Global Perspective aimed at reducing CLABSIs in the domestic and international arenas. The overarching goal of the monograph and accompanying toolkit is to provide the most current information and guidance on practices and technology, as well as the most appropriate tools, resources, and education, to assist health care organizations in reducing the current burden associated with CLABSIs. The monograph and toolkit cover central lines only—not peripheral lines or arterial lines. The intended audience consists of health care personnel who insert and care for intravascular catheters and who are responsible for the surveillance, prevention, and control of infections in all health care settings. 

The toolkit is separated into the following chapters which correspond directly to those included in the monograph:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 – Types of Central Venous Catheters and Risk Factors for and Pathogenesis of CLABSIs
  • Chapter 2 –Background on CLABSIs: Clinical Practice Guidelines, Position Papers, Initiatives on CLABSI Prevention, and Barriers to Best Practices
  • Chapter 3 – CLABSI Prevention Strategies, Techniques, and Technologies
  • Chapter 4 – CLABSI Patient Safety Initiatives: Factors Contributing to Improvement
  • Chapter 5 – CLABSI Surveillance, Benchmarking, and Public Reporting
  • Chapter 6 – Economic Aspects of CLABSIs and Their Prevention
  • Glossary – A glossary of terms used in the toolkit 
  • Toolkit Tools Directory – A complete list of all tools included in the toolkit
  • Acknowledgements 
  • Disclaimer
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  • Monograph -  Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections – A Global Challenge, A Global Perspective