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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