Abstract

The benefits of reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Arizona, include decreased expenses and increased efficiency, quality of care, and patient satisfaction; improved patient outcomes with proper device selection; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week specialized registered respiratory therapist and lines team availability; standardization of peripherally inserted central catheter and central venous catheter insertions, maintenance, and removal; better workflow; and resource and cost center centralization.

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