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
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.