Picc Excellence logo

PICC Excellence, Inc

Picc Excellence Twitter Icon Picc Excellence Facebook Icon
Shopping Cart Image
login/create account

Another Q & A . . . CLABSI and the PICC Inserter

Content:
QUESTION: Question from cg on 1/10/2014: Is there any article that supports when the PICC nurse who inserts the PICC causes the CLABSI? How many days of PICC insertion can be attributed to the inserter versus care and maintenance? REPLY FROM NANCY MOUREAU: The issue of attributing CLABSI to the inserter is one of general debate. CLABSIs are applied to inserters within the first 48 hours, 5 days, 7 days and 10 days. I have seen many conflicting policies and no one really knows. The best article on the subject in my opinion is the James Davis Central-Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection: Comprehensive Data-Driven Prevention; Citation: Published in the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority 2011 Patient Safety Advisory Vol 8, No 3 , September 2011. Excellent question! (reply on 1/27/2014) Link to Davis article https://www.researchgate.net/publication/262178792_Central-Line-Associated_Bloodstream_Infection_Comprehensive_Data-Driven_Prevention

Return to Resource Center

| Education | Resource Center | Consulting | Contact Us | About Us | Site Map

PICC Excellence Inc. an educational service for clinicians



Picc Excellence Twitter Icon Picc Excellence Facebook Icon

401 E. Howell St. Hartwell, GA 30643

info@piccexcellence.com

(706) 377 3360

PICC Certification ™ and CPUI ™ are trademarks. Used under license. © 2019 PICC Excellence, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider # CEP15304, and Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-1594. And the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT)