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Inpatient Diagnosis and Treatment of Central Vascular Catheter (CVC) Infections

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Educational Materials
Release Date: Wed, 1/1/20
Termination Date: Fri, 1/31/20
Credits: 1
Description: Annually more than 80,000 central catheter-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) occur in healthcare settings in the United States. These infections significantly impact patient morbidity and mortality as well as costs associated with medical care. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of central vascular catheter (CVC) infections can improve patient outcomes and reduce associated costs of care. This self-study CME activity addresses the management of central vascular catheters (CVC) once infection is suspected in adult and pediatric hospitalized patients.
Educational Objectives: Participants in this CME activity will understand and be able to implement an evidence-based approach to the care of patients with CVC infections, standardizing and improving the quality of care for these patients.
Target Audience: This self-study activity is appropriate for clinicians who provide care for patients with CVC infections in inpatient settings.
Accreditation Information: The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Original Release Date: February 2017
Termination Date: January 2020

Continued availability of CME credit for this activity depends on a thorough review of its content every three years.
Additional Info: Authors:
Terri L. Stillwell, MD; Pediatric Infectious Disease
Carol E. Chenoweth, MD; Infectious Disease
Marcus D. Jarboe, MD; Pediatric Surgery
Matthew A. Leavitt, MD; Internal Medicine
Megan Mack, MD; Internal Medicine
Michele M. Nypaver, MD; Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pauline K. Park, MD; Surgery
F. Jacob Seagull, PhD; Learning Health Sciences
Jennifer L. Vredeveld, MD; Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
David Wesorick, MD; Internal Medicine

Financial Disclosure Information:
Matthew A. Leavitt, MD
Consultant: Teleflex Medical

There are no other relevant financial relationships to disclose for this CME activity.

UMHS Guidelines Oversight Team:
Grant Greenberg, MD, MA, MHSA
R. Van Harrison, PhD

Literature Search Services:
Taubman Medical Library

Credits available:

AMA PRA Category 1: 1.00
Participation: 1.00