1. Thornton, Adriene Y. MA, BSN, RN, CIC(R)
  2. Huneke Rosenberg, Robin MA, RN-BC, CRNI(R), VA-BC
  3. Oehlke, Sandra M. APRN, CPNP-PC, CWOCN(R), CCRP, CCM, DCNP


Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) can result in increased length of hospital stay and increased costs for both patients and organizations. This article illustrates how a multidisciplinary collaboration and the use of scientific evaluation and implementation tools can facilitate a decrease in CLABSIs and have a positive effect on staff satisfaction when caring for central lines.