- •The use of technologic innovation (eg. antimicrobial catheters) to prevent HAIs is widespread.
- •Both larger and smaller hospitals have adopted technologic approaches to HAI prevention.
- •Although the recent decrease in CLABSI is largely attributed to practice changes (checklist/insertion bundle), widespread technologic interventions may have also played a role.
- •Almost all hospitals have some form of antimicrobial stewardship.
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This work was presented in abstract form at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc, Anaheim, CA, June 8-10, 2014.
Conflicts of Interest: MER receives research contract support from 3M, Magnolia, and the National Institutes of Health and serves as a paid consultant for 3M and Sharklet. PL serves as a paid consultant for Nobel Biomaterials, Inc.