How hospitals are preventing device-related infections

Mackenzie Bean - Print  | 

More hospitals are using evidence-based or recommended practices to prevent device-related infections, according to a study published in BMJ Quality & Safety.

For the study, researchers polled a random sampling of infection preventionists from 528 acute care hospitals nationwide in 2017.

The survey asked respondents to share how they are preventing three types of device-related infections: catheter-associated urinary tract infections, central line-associated bloodstream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Here is a breakdown of what practices or technologies hospitals reported using to prevent each infection type:




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