Central Line Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)

Central Line Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)


Central Line Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) is the presence of bacteremia originating from an intravenous catheter

Clinical Considerations

Obtain blood cultures prior to initiating antibiotic therapy

More Information

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