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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2011

Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections

Description of Resource: 
These guidelines are intended to provide evidence-based recommendations for preventing intravascular catheter-related infections. The guidelines emphasize performance improvement by implementing bundled strategies and by documenting and reporting rates of compliance with all components of the bundle as benchmarks for quality assurance and performance improvement.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Healthcare-Associated Infections
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Expert Opinion
Other
Citation: 
O’Grady N, Alexander M, Burns L, et al., and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections, 2011 [Internet]. 2011 [cited 2013 Feb 28]. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/pdf/guidelines/bsi-guidelines-2011.pdf