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Korean J Nosocomial Infect Control. 2013 Dec;18(2):33-38. Korean. Review. https://doi.org/10.14192/kjnic.2013.18.2.33
Choe PG , Kim HB .
Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. hbkimmd@snu.ac.kr
Infection Control Office, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Infection Control Office, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
Abstract

Central lines are indispensable in hospital care. The main complication resulting from their use is central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). CLABSI is one of the most frequent healthcare-associated infections associated with high costs, morbidity, and potential lethality. Recent studies on CLABSI prevention show that a multifaceted approach to improving central line insertion and maintenance practices results in decreased CLABSI rates. The question today, then, is not 'what to do,' but 'how to do it.'

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