CLABSI: A Clinical Update

Recorded On: 05/20/2019

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are preventable infections that lead to thousands of patient deaths each year. In addition to the loss of patient lives, these infections add billions of dollars to the cost of health care in the US. This session will review the most common pathogens associated with CLABSI, its clinical presentation, confirmatory testing, and preventative techniques.

Learning Outcome: After the session, attendees will be able to identify the most common pathogens associated with CLABSI, its clinical presentation, and techniques to reduce the risk of contamination.

​Ann Marie Pettis, BSN, RN, CIC®, FAPIC

Director of Infection Prevention, University of Rochester Medicine

Ann Marie Pettis, BSN, RN, CIC®, FAPIC, has been an infection preventionist for more than 30 years. She is currently director of infection prevention for University of Rochester Medicine in Rochester, New York. She has held a variety of elected and volunteer positions during her long-standing involvement with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. She currently serves as secretary of the executive committee of the APIC Board of Directors. She also was an author of the CLABSI prevention section of the 2014 update of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals.

CRNI® RUs: 2                                                                        
This entire program has been approved for 2 CRNI® recertification units and meets the INS Meeting criteria.
*Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS 2019 in Baltimore, MD are not eligible to receive CRNI® recertification units through this online program.

Contact Hours: 1        
To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.                                                            
*Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS 2019 in Baltimore, MD are not eligible to receive contact hours through this online program.


Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: May 20, 2022

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