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Risk Factors for Central PICC Line Bloodstream Infection | Cardiac ICU Pediatric Patient

Purpose:

To identify risk factors for central line-associated bloodstream infection in a pediatric patient in the cardiac ICU based on the study of Costello et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Cardiology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Hematology Oncology

Objective:

risk factors, complications, failure handling and therapy escalation

ICD-10:

T85.7

Description:

Costello et al identified risk factors for central line-associated (CLA) bloodstream infection (BSI) in pediatric patients in a cardiac intensive care unit (ICU). These can help to identify a patient at risk who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School.

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