Assessing burden of central line–associated bloodstream infections present on hospital admission

Hannah Leeman, Sara E. Cosgrove, Deborah Williams, Sara C. Keller

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Abstract

Few data exist on the incidence of central line–associated bloodstream infection present on hospital admission (CLABSI-POA), although the practice of patients maintaining central lines outside of hospitals is increasing. We describe patients presenting to an academic medical center with CLABSI-POA over 1 year. Of the 130 admissions, half presented from home infusion (47%), followed by oncology clinic (22%), hemodialysis (14%), and skilled nursing facility (8%). Efforts to reduce CLABSIs should address patients across the entire health care system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-218
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2020

Keywords

  • Home infusion therapy
  • ambulatory bloodstream infections
  • ambulatory healthcare associated infection
  • central venous catheter complications
  • healthcare associated infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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