Approximately 48% of all intensive care unit patients have catheters at some point during their hospital stay in the United States. However, central lines, like any venous catheter, disrupt the integrity of the skin, which can cause deadly bloodstream infections. Studies show that 90% of catheter-related bloodstream infections occur with central lines. That’s why proper catheter insertion and maintenance is so important. Find out what you can do to reduce the chances of catheter-related bloodstream infections in the infographic.
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