Central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) occur when pathogens invade the bloodstream via a central venous catheter (CVC).

Key points in this episode:

  • Explanation of different types of central lines and their associated infection risk
  • Infection risk during CVC insertion
  • Ongoing care of a central line to prevent infection
  • Standards for CVC dressing changes
  • The signs of a central line infection
  • How a central line infection is treated

Learn more about IV therapy in Bulletproof IV Medication Administration: Episode 183

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