A catheter is a small plastic tube that is placed into the blood vessels near the heart. It may be used to deliver important medications, food and other nutrition. It may also be used to draw blood for testing or monitor blood pressure. A catheter associated blood stream infection occurs when germs enter the blood stream through a central line catheter and cause a patient to become sick.
CA-BSIs cause a patient to become ill
Low rate of CA-BSIs can indicate the cleanliness and safety of a hospital facility
We aim to continue to reduce the rate of CA-BSIs using data we collect
The CA-BSI rate is calculated by the number of infections per 1,000 inpatient days.
We continue to implement best practices and provide new prevention techniques.
We promote hand hygiene.
Our infection rate is among the lowest in the country.
It has been more than 1,000 days since the last CA-BSI in our PICU.