Posted 26th Feb 2013 in Infection Prevention & Control

Radio NZ reports basic changes in hospital intensive care units (ICUs) have slashed the number of seriously ill patients who get a central line associated bacteraemia (CLAB) infection while in hospital.

Karen Brown interviews Commission Chair Prof Alan Merry, and clinical lead for the Target CLAB Zero initiative, Dr Shawn Sturland. The improvements are of major benefit to patients, while also saving money for the health care system.

Listen to the full interview on the Radio NZ website.