An infection that spreads through the blood from its origin, the insertion site of the central line.
Central line-associated bloodstream infections can result if an intravenous catheter is inserted incorrectly or not cared for properly.
The National Healthcare Safety Network defines a CLABSI as a primary bloodstream infection in a patient that had a central line in place, at the time of or within, 48-hours before the development of the bloodstream infection.
An infection that spreads through the blood from its origin on a central line.
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