Archive for June 1st, 2011

June 1, 2011

Bloodstream infection prevention practices are updated

The CDC and NIH have updated their guidelines on protecting patients from bloodstream infections.

Major areas of emphasis in the guidelines include educating and training health care personnel, using maximal sterile barrier precautions during catheter insertion, cleaning skin with chlorhexidine (an antibacterial scrub), and avoiding routine replacement of certain catheters.

Read more and get to links with the practice.