What is a Central Line?
Flexible tubes placed by a needle into a large vein usually in the neck
or upper chest that allow health care workers to administer treatment
(i.e. chemotherapy, IV antibiotics, IV nutritional fluids or dialysis).
What is a Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)?
Laboratory-confirmed blood stream infections that are not secondary to
an infection at another site (e.g., urinary tract, lungs) in patients
where a central line or umbilical catheter was in place at the time of
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