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Aseptic insertion of central venous lines to reduce bacteraemia

Chantal S Ferguson, Victoria C D’Abrera, Helen J Van Gessel and Dorothy Jones
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (8): 448-449. || doi: 10.5694/mja11.10775
Published online: 17 October 2011

To the Editor: We would like to congratulate the Central Line Associated Bacteraemia in NSW Intensive Care Units Collaborative for reducing central line-associated bacteraemia (CLAB), and showing that this reduction was associated with compliance with evidence-based aseptic central venous line (CVL) insertion, which included a patient bundle and a clinician bundle, as reported by Burrell and colleagues.1

  • Chantal S Ferguson1
  • Victoria C D’Abrera1
  • Helen J Van Gessel2
  • Dorothy Jones1

  • 1 Department of Health, Perth, WA.
  • 2 Department of Health, Albany, WA.


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