Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CL- BSI) can occur when a central venous catheter (line) placed into a patient gets infected. This happens when bacteria grow in the line and spreads to the patient’s bloodstream  Patients require a central line when blood, fluid replacement and/or nutrition need to be given to them intravenously.

Reported BSI Incidents Diagnosed After 48hrs of Admission

Q1 2021/2022
ICU Cases: 2 | Rates: 2.93
Surgical Step Down Cases: 0 | Rates: 0

Central lines also allow health care providers to monitor fluid status and make determinations about the heart and blood.