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Achieving “Zero” CLABSI and VAP after Sequential Implementation of Central Line Bundle and Ventilator Bundle

  • Hung-Jen Tang (a1) (a2), Chien-Ming Chao (a3) (a4), Pak-On Leung (a3) and Chih-Cheng Lai (a3)
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Address correspondence to Chih-Cheng Lai, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Liouying, Tainan, Taiwan (dtmed141@gmail.com).

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