In this long-term follow up of the effectiveness of a central-line care bundle, originally published in 2006 (abstract), the rate of catheter associated blood stream infections (CA-BSIs) was sustained from 18 months to 36 months of follow up. This is encouraging that such drastic reductions in CA-BSIs can be sustained (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.