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FAQ's About Catheter-Associated Bloodstream Infections- (PDF)

A “central line” or “central catheter” is often used to draw blood, or give fluids or medications. A bloodstream infection can occur when bacteria or other germs travel down a “central line” and enter the blood. If you or a loved one has a central catheter, find out what you can do to help prevent infections.

Review Date: March 26, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

FAQ's about Surgical Site Infections- (PDF)

A surgical site infection (SSI) is an infection that occurs after surgery in the part of the body where the surgery took place. Infections develop in about 1 to 3 out of every 100 patients who have surgery. If you are planning to have surgery, find out what you can do to help prevent SSI's.

Review Date: March 26, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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