Bloodstream infections are a critical issue for health care facilities around the world. Approximately 60% of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections originate from some form of vascular access.1 Some of the most well-known infections are Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection (CRBSI) and Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI). As your partner in protecting patients, we want to do everything in our power to help you achieve your goal of zero bloodstream infections.
1 of 4 patients who get a CLABSI will die.2
The average cost associated with a CLABSI is $25,000.3
Patients with a CLABSI spend on average 12-24 more days in hospital.4-6
Bloodstream infections can be acquired at the time of insertion or anytime throughout the duration of vascular access. However, most happen after insertion.7-12 Microbes can enter the bloodstream through extraluminal or intraluminal access points9-13. Contact a representative to learn more about the best practices for presenting bloodstream infections.
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