Data reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) were analyzed to understand the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in acute care hospitals. Descriptive analysis of the Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR) was conducted by locations, location type, geographic area, and bed size.
Patel PR, Weiner-Lastinger LM, Dudeck MA, Fike LV, Kuhar DT, Edwards JR, Pollock D, Benin A. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections During the Early Months of 2020, National Healthcare Safety Network. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Mar 15:1-8. doi: 10.1017/ice.2021.108. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33719981.