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Poor adherence to guidelines for preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections: results of a worldwide survey

Between June and October 2015, an online questionnaire was made available in 10 different languages to medical doctors and nurses working in ICUs worldwide. It investigated practices related to the prevention of central-line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI). The study was  endorsed  by  several international and national societies, including the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) , the World Federation of Societies of Intensive Care and Critical Medicine (WFSICM) , the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICM),  the  Society of Critical Medicine (SCCM), the Middle East Critical Care Assembly (MCCA). In total 3407 individual responses were received from 95 different countries. 
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