The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued updated guidelines for preventing bloodstream infections in patients with intravenous catheters. The guidelines were last updated in 2002. The revisions are based on the work of the Michigan Keystone Project, which is being implemented nationally as the On the CUSP: Stop BSI campaign, led by the American Hospital Association's Health Research & Educational Trust affiliate. The CDC recently reported a 58 percent decline in central line-associated infections in U.S. hospital intensive care units between 2001 and 2009.

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