Infographic: Reducing Catheter Infections

Friday, February 1st, 2013
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Central line catheters are commonplace for intensive care unit patients. Approximately 48 percent of all intensive care unit patients have catheters at some point during their hospital stay in the United States.

Central lines, like any venous catheter, disrupt the integrity of the skin, which can lead to bloodstream infections: studies show that 90 percent of catheter-related bloodstream infections occur with central lines, making proper catheter insertion and maintenance an important patient safety area to address.

In this infographic by Curos, see what your organization can do to reduce the chances of catheter-related bloodstream infections.

Catheter Infections

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