Bloodstream Infection Analysis

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The article that I chose, talks about the steps that are currently being taken to decrease blood stream infections in the hospital setting. Pronovost states, “professional societies and provider organizations are interested in reducing bloodstream infections” (2011). He talks about how these organizations and societies are currently working to prevent these infections by creating payment incentive, regulations, and relying on the economy. The article talks about how the CDC has taken measures on accurately identifying infections through laboratory confirmation and counts the number of days that a patient is exposed to a catheter (2011). The longer that a patient is exposed to a catheter the more at risk that they can be for infection. This
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