Antimicrobial dressings for CLABSI prevention
NURSES and midwives play a central role in the care and maintenance of central lines. But despite all efforts, sometimes central-line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) do occur.
These infections may be devastating for patients in terms of morbidity and mortality.
For example, in the United States, CLABSIs result in thousands of deaths each year and cost health care systems billions of dollars (CDC, 2016).