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Impact of COVID-19 on CABSI rates during early months of 2020

"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" Patel et al (2021).

Abstract:

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.

Reference:

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.