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Drop in Central-Line Infection Rates Linked to Disinfection Caps
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Clinicians at NorthShore University HealthSystem’s three hospitals near Chicago have found a method of reducing bloodstream infections by half. Using a tiny alcohol-impregnated cap on central line hubs prevented four CLABSI deaths and prevented 21 patients from getting infections, they calculated during the study year, a result sustained with proven cost-effectiveness during the 18 months following their experiment.