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ICU Infection Prevention Practices Lax
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While most hospital intensive care units now have infection control policies to prevent central line-associated bloodstream (CLABSI) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) infections, many clinicians do not adhere to those policies at the bedside, says a report from Columbia University and the CDC. What’s more, for four measures linked to catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention, roughly one-third of hospitals had no policy for one of the measures and half or more of the hospitals had no policy for the other three.