Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI)

A central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) is a serious infection that occurs when germs enter the bloodstream through a catheter (tube) that healthcare providers often place in a large vein in the neck, chest, or groin to give medication or fluids or to collect blood for medical tests. This page contains CLABSI prevention resources and education for both healthcare professionals and consumers.

The following links are APIC resources on CLABSI prevention for healthcare professionals.

Implementation guides and tools

Education & training

APIC offers a comprehensive collection of clinical education and professional development programs. The following resources are educational opportunities related to CLABSI. Visit the Education & Certification page for more educational opportunities.

AJIC articles

Search the American Journal of Infection Control website for more articles on CLABSI. To access these articles, you need to first login to the APIC website.

External resources

The following links are APIC and external resources on CLABSI for consumers.


External resources