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The need to expand the infection prevention workforce in home infusion therapy

Published:January 12, 2023DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2022.11.008

      Abstract

      Infection prevention and surveillance training approaches for home infusion therapy have not been well defined. We interviewed home infusion staff who perform surveillance activities about barriers to and facilitators for central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) surveillance and identified barriers to training in CLABSI surveillance. Our findings show a lack of formal surveillance training for staff. This gap can be addressed by adapting existing training resources to the home infusion setting.

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