Device Nurses Can Prevent CLABSIs
One CLABSI can be in $50k range, mortality up to 25%
A recent study estimated the average central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) costs $48,108, while increasing patient mortality by 12% to 25%. These costs and patient consequences may ensue if the central line is not routinely observed and maintained. Thus, one hospital system justified hiring two epidemiology nurses in 2018 after years of trying to claw back CLABSI rates by various interventions.
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