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Central Catheter Associated Infections: A Case Study

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In 2012, there were of 1.7 million people in the United States had central line infections. In the past it was common to think that infections that occurs in hospitals were considered “inevitable” (The Joint Commission, 2012, p. 12). Fortunately now health care professionals are relying more on evidence based practices to help reduce central catheter associated infections. There are three ways healthcare professionals can help reduce these infections and that includes the use of chlorhexidine gluconate, management practices, and education. One of the most important component of reducing infections while changing a central line dressing is to reduce the colonization of microorganism at the insertion site. Evidence practice has shown that scrubbing
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