What is the burden of CLABSI on hospital admission?

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Efforts to reduce CLABSIs should address patients across the entire health care system” Leeman et al (2019).

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.

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Reference:

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. .

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