Medline Canada's Vascular Access Health Solution Program Helps Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI)

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Press Release

Mississauga, ON – July 6, 2022 – To help Canadian healthcare workers prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI), Medline Canada, Corporation, provides a comprehensive Vascular Access Health Solution program that emphasizes people, processes and products to promote standardized care practices and the creation of a culture of safety – to help reduce infections across the Canadian healthcare system.

Increased hospitalization rates due to COVID-19 over the past two years led to a rise in the use of ventilators and indwelling catheters. Indwelling catheters increase the risk and the development of preventable bloodstream infections.

Medline's Vascular Access Health Solutions program employs a unique approach through an intuitively designed bundle that provides clear instructions and is easy for clinical staff to use – from the insertion of the central venous catheter to its removal. 

"Our vascular access kits improve efficiencies and provide the potential for fewer infection incidents," said Roger Bourbonnais, Vice President of Acute Care and Skin Health at Medline Canada, Corporation. "Issues with contamination that lead to infection can result from either insertion or general care maintenance. It's maintenance-related most of the time, so bundling is key to minimizing infections."

Vascular access bundles can help streamline processes, save clinician time, alleviate workload and help to minimize errors that can occur in gathering and unpacking materials. This solution can also help reduce the amount of time a patient spends in the hospital if an infection happens. Ultimately, this results in maximum procedure safety and the elimination of patient contamination risks. 

Medline Canada offers no-charge Discovery Assessments to evaluate and present individualized solutions to support the reduction of CLABSI. Learn more about Medline's Vascular Access Health Solutions program


John Quinn
Medline Canada
Tel.: 416.525.9123

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