Prevention of Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI)

  • Hand hygiene before and after patient contact
  • Peripheral I.V. site, tubing and dressing changed every 96 hours
  • Central lines, PICCs, VADs
    • Maximum barrier technique for insertion (full barrier drape: sterile gown, gloves, mask)
    • Skin antisepsis prior to insertion and during dressing changes
    • Dressing changes every Sunday (and as needed in between)
    • Aseptic technique and masks for dressing changes
    • Biopatch™ on all sites – correctly placed
    • Assess daily for need to continue, and remove when no longer clinically necessary

Prevention of Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI)