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Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI)

In 2009, West Virginia organized a multidisciplinary advisory group to develop a Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Plan for the state. In accordance with objectives 3.1 and 3.2 of the HAI plan (HAI Plan 2012), West Virginia Bureau for Public Health requested that all acute care hospitals pledge ongoing resources for implementation of Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines for CLABSI prevention.

  • To see CDC National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Device-Associated Module – Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection: click HERE
  • To see CDC NHSN Central Line Insertion Practices (CLIP) Adherence Monitoring: click HERE
  • To see CDC NHSN CLABSI Protocol: click HERE
  • To see the list of West Virginia hospitals committed to implement CLABSI prevention strategies click HERE
  • To see the CLABSI prevention strategies commitment letter click HERE
  • To see the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)/Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) CLABSI prevention strategies checklist click HERE
  • To view article on strategies to prevent CLABSI in acute care hospitals click HERE
  • To view MMWR article on “Vital signs: CLABSI – United States, 2001, 2008, and 2009, click HERE
  • To see the Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections, 2011 click HERE
  • To see the CLABSI Elimination Toolkit (Source: On the CUSP: Stop HAI) click HERE

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