In the Netherlands, the PREZIES surveillance is used for registration and surveillance of central venous catheter (CVC) related bloodstream infections (CRBSI). We investigated how this Dutch definition correlated with internationally used definitions for CRBSI, central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) and mucosal barrier injury laboratory confirmed bloodstream infections (MBI-LCBI). We determined that the Dutch PREZIES definition of CRBSI is appropriate for surveillance control of CVC care bundle use in haemato-oncology patients managed with multi-lumen CVCs.
de Mooij, C.E.M., van der Velden, W.J.F.M., Verweij, P.E., de Haan, A.F.J., van Groningen, L.F.J., Meijer, C., Hopman, J. and Blijlevens, N.M.A. (2020) Surveillance of catheter-related bloodstream infections in haemato-oncology patients: comparison of two definitions. The Journal of Hospital Infection. April 24th. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2020.04.027. (Epub ahead of print).