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Infection Prevention—Creating a Culture of Awareness and Action

Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) account for up to 20% of healthcare-associated infections, turning a routine procedure into a potentially life-threatening complication1.

The Portuguese National Healthcare System is on a mission to reduce the number of catheter-related infectious complications nationwide.
Watch this webinar replay to learn how to engage all stakeholders—from hospital management all the way through to patients and their families—to get this kind of momentum going!

“Infection rates have become a national health priority.”

Dr Cristina Nunes, MD, Internal Medicine, Intensive Medicine, EDIC, FICE
Braganza Hospital

Infection Control Committee and
Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Northeast Local Health Unit, Portugal

Dr Cristina Nunes is the local coordinator for the “Programme for Prevention and Control of Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance” in Portugal.

With Dr Nune’s leadership, the Portuguese National Healthcare system set out to reduce catheter-related infectious complications by 50% over a 3-year period in 2 phases, from 2015-2018 and 2019-2022.

She completed her clinical fellowship in the UK in 2014 and has post-graduate degrees in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety (2019) and Clinical Audit and Healthcare Management (2007). She is also actively involved in non-profit missions to Africa.

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