Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) account for a large proportion of bloodstream infections (BSIs) occurring in U.S. hospitals. In Tennessee, CLABSIs have been reportable to the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) since January 1, 2008, from intensive care units (ICU) in acute care hospitals (burn and trauma units began reporting in July 2010, and hospitals with an average daily census ≤25 began reporting in July 2012). CLABSIs will be reportable from medical, surgical and medical-surgical wards in acute care hospitals beginning April 2014. Long-term acute care hospitals began reporting CLABSIs in July 2010. Monthly reporting of numerator and denominator data is ongoing in each location type unless otherwise specified.
For detailed reporting requirements, please see the information provided below.
1-page quick reference sheet for CLABSI reporting, click here.
As of January 1, 2012, all acute care hospitals regardless of average daily census (excluding critical access hospitals) and long-term acute care facilities (LTACs) are required to report CLABSIs.
The following units are to provide the necessary information:
Regarding numerator data, central-line associated blood stream infections meeting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Healthcare Safety Network (CDC/NHSN) case definition must be reported.
The following should be reported for denominator data:
Those who report must use the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) software application.
For more information see the following links.
CDC Location and Descriptions