Prevention of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI)

An article in the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) in March 2014 discussed the prevention of┬ácentral line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) among pediatric oncology patients. Studies suggest that ambulatory (outpatient) patients experience 2-3 times as many CLABSIs as hospitalized patients. The investigators focused their efforts on the 3 groups who access the central lines of ambulatory pediatric oncology patients …

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Are you ready for USP 800?

The goal of USP 800 is to promote patient safety, worker safety, and environmental protection from hazardous drugs (HD’s). Some of the new guidelines could be published in early 2016. The time to prepare is now. Points to remember: 1. (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment. Utilizing the appropriate protective equipment based upon the task performed. Examples of equipment include chemo gowns, …

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