Neonatology

Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections

2014 - 2018

Cleveland Clinic's 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) continue to make great progress in reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs). The combined mean CLABSI rate for 2018 was 0.6 per 1000 central line days, which is well below the most recent National Health Safety Network benchmark. Although this shows an improvement of 40% from 2017, our goal is to eliminate central line-associated infections from our units.

NHSN = National Health Safety Network

ᵃBenchmark for 2012–2014: Dudeck MA, Weiner LM, Allen-Bridson K, Malpiedi PJ, Peterson KD, Pollack DA, Sievert DM, Edwards JR. National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) report, data summary for 2012, Device-associated module. Am J Infect Control. 2013 Dec;41(12);1148-1166.

ᵇBenchmark for 2015–2016: Dudeck MA, Edwards JR, Allen-Bridson K, Gross C, Malpiedi PJ, Peterson KD, Pollock DA, Weiner LM, Sievert DM. National Healthcare Safety Network report, data summary for 2013, Device-associated Module. Am J Infect Control. 2015 Mar 1;43(3):206-221.