The need to expand the infection prevention workforce in home infusion therapy

Am J Infect Control. 2023 May;51(5):594-596. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2022.11.008. Epub 2023 Jan 12.


Infection prevention and surveillance training approaches for home infusion therapy have not been well defined. We interviewed home infusion staff who perform surveillance activities about barriers to and facilitators for central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) surveillance and identified barriers to training in CLABSI surveillance. Our findings show a lack of formal surveillance training for staff. This gap can be addressed by adapting existing training resources to the home infusion setting.

Keywords: CLABSI; Home care; Surveillance; Training.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Catheter-Related Infections* / prevention & control
  • Catheterization, Central Venous*
  • Cross Infection* / prevention & control
  • Home Infusion Therapy*
  • Humans