As a key opinion leader in infection control, Raquel Bauer Cechinel led the development of a vascular access team at a large hospital system in Brazil. Through the team’s efforts, the Intensive Care Unit at one facility saw a reduction in Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSIs) and treatment costs and improved quality of care.
Raquel co-wrote Brazil’s National Health Regulatory Agency guidelines on preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSIs) and continues to implement new processes and technologies to improve vascular access care.
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