Updated CDC Guidelines Target Infections in Patients With Intravenous Catheters

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) have updated a guideline, "Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections," designed to help practitioners eliminate bloodstream infections in patients with intravenous catheters, considered to be deadly and costly healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).