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Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI)

At the Johns Hopkins Hospital, we perform surveillance for CLABSI on all of our hospital units, including both intensive care unit (ICU) and non-ICU settings.  We utilize surveillance definitions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).  CLABSI rates are expressed as the number of infections per 1000 central-line days. We provide weekly feedback of CLABSI data to all units along with their “Weeks Since Last CLABSI” data.  A comprehensive CLABSI prevention program includes unit-based root cause analysis of each infection and programs to promote, monitor and sustain evidence-based best practices for central line insertion and maintenance.  Click here to view the JHH Vascular Access Device policy.

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