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The impact of COVID-19 response on central line associated bloodstream infections and blood culture contamination rates at a tertiary care center in greater Detroit area.

LeRose J, Sandhu A, Polistico J, et al. The impact of COVID-19 response on central line associated bloodstream infections and blood culture contamination rates at a tertiary care center in greater Detroit area. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. Epub 2020 Nov 21. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.1335.

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December 16, 2020
LeRose J, Sandhu A, Polistico J, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021;42(8):997-1000.

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in changes to infection prevention and control practices in the hospital. In this study, the authors found that blood culture contamination and central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) rates were significantly higher during the pandemic (January-May 2020) compared to pre-pandemic (January-May 2019).

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LeRose J, Sandhu A, Polistico J, et al. The impact of COVID-19 response on central line associated bloodstream infections and blood culture contamination rates at a tertiary care center in greater Detroit area. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. Epub 2020 Nov 21. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.1335.