Implementation of Evidence-Based Potentially Better Practices

Line Management

Because the evidence strongly suggests that the design and management of vascular lines can play a significant role in lowering the risk of nosocomial bacteremia, the PBP included several PBP’s directed at these issues.

The frequency of line entry affects the incidence of catheter-related sepsis.

The summary statement recommended that line setups should provide access using the minimum number of ports.

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