Efforts to reduce CLABSIs should address patients across the entire health care system” Leeman et al (2019).
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.
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Leeman, H., Cosgrove, S.E., Williams, D. and Keller, S.C. (2019) Assessing burden of central line–associated bloodstream infections present on hospital admission. American Journal of Infection Control. September 9th. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2019.08.010. .