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ADVISORY CONCERNING ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, THE PRACTICE OF “VAPING,” “JUULING” AND USE OF OTHER ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS OR ENDS

Healthcare-Associated Infections: Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)

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Healthcare-Associated Infections: Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)

Infectious agent:  Healthcare-Associated Infections: Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)

 Description of illness:  A central line is a tube placed in a large vein to allow access to the bloodstream and provide the patient with important medicine. A central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) can occur when bacteria or other germs travel along a central line and enter the bloodstream. When not put in correctly or kept clean, central lines can become a pathway for germs to enter the body and cause serious infections in the blood.


This disease/condition should be reported through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).