Background: CLASBI infections increase morbidity and mortality rates in intensive care units. Studies have shown that line teams can reduce CLASBI rates by 65% (Cuccaro et al., 2020).

Objective: This narrative review aims to determine if initiation of central line maintenance teams will help reduce CLASBI rates in the ICU.

Summary Databases including CINAHL, PubMed, and Cochrane were searched for randomized control trials (RCT), systemic, qualitative and case control studies to find research study evidence to determine if a dedicated central line maintenance team, specifically for insertion and dressing changes, will help reduce CLASBI rates in the ICU setting. The fore mentioned databases are provided by the University of Texas-Tyler library.

Conclusion: Implementation of a central line maintenance team can be beneficial in the ICU setting.

Date of publication

Spring 4-17-2022

Document Type

MSN Capstone Project



Persistent identifier



MSN Education

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Nursing Commons