Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections

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Lecture Overview

A serious, preventable complication associated with vascular access is infection. For instance, Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) are hospital-acquired infections that can lead to sepsis. This session reviews the key considerations that relate to the safe management of vascular access devices, with a focus on the prevention of CLABSI.


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Gillian Ray-Barruel View profile
Dr Gillian Ray-Barruel, RN PhD, is a Senior Research Fellow with The University of Queensland School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, and Herston Infectious Diseases Institute (HeIDI). She is also the Director of Education with the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR), based at Griffith University. Gillian's research focuses on improving assessment and decision-making by nurses to prevent patient complications and improve patient safety and healthcare outcomes.
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First Published01 March 2019
Updated01 March 2019
30 August 2024
Learning Tools
Clinical Assessment
Infection Prevention and Control
Infectious Diseases
Patient Safety