Central Lines Infections (CLI)

Central Line-Associated Primary Bloodstream Infections (CLI) occur when a central venous catheter (or “line”) placed into a patient’s vein gets infected.

Patients require a central line when blood, fluid replacement and/or nutrition need to be given to them intravenously. Central lines also allow health care providers to monitor fluid status and make determinations about the heart and blood.

A CLI happens when bacteria grow in the line and spreads to the patient’s bloodstream. The bacteria can come from a variety of places (e.g., skin, wounds, environment, etc.), though it most often comes from the patient's skin.

STEGH CLI Rates as reported to the ministry

April to June 2018

Cases 0
Rates 0.00

January to March 2018

Cases 0
Rates 0.00

October to December 2017

Cases 0
Rates 0.00

July to September 2017

Cases 0
Rates 0.00

April to June 2017

Cases 0
Rates 0.00

January to March 2017

Cases 0
Rates 0.00

October to December 2016

Cases 0
Rates 0.00

 

July to September 2016

Cases 0
Rates 0.00

 

April to June 2016

Cases 0
Rates 0.00

 

January to March 2016

Cases 0
Rates 0.00

 

October to December 2015

Cases 0
Rates 0.00

July to September 2015

Cases <5
Rates 6.58

April to June 2015

Cases <5
Rates 6.58

January to March 2015

Cases 0
Rates 0
October - December 2014
Cases 0
Rates 0
  July-Sept 2014
Cases 0
Rates 0
  April-June 2014
Cases 0
Rates 0
  Jan-March 2014
Cases 0
Rates 0
  Oct-Dec 2013
Cases 0
Rates 0
  July-Sept 2013
Cases 0
Rates 0
  April-June 2013
Cases 0
Rates 0
  Jan-March 2013
Cases 0
Rates 0
  Oct-Dec 2012
Cases 0
Rates 0
  July-Sept 2012
Cases <5
Rates 13.51
  April-June 2012
Cases 0
Rates 0
  Jan-March 2012
Cases 0
Rates 0
  Oct-Dec 2011
Cases 0
Rates 0
  July-Sept 2011
Cases 0
Rates 0
  April-June 2011
Cases 0
Rates 0
  Jan-March 2011
Cases 0
Rates 0

 

CLI Rates

All hospitals with Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are required to report into the Critical Care Information System (CCIS) – a centralized data collection system where hospitals report a variety of critical care information – must publicly report the CLI indicator data. These hospitals are considered "eligible" for CLI-BSI reporting.

These Ontario hospitals are posting their quarterly CLI rate and case count for those infections acquired in their facility, using the following formula:

total # of ICU related BSIs after 48 hours of central line placement x 100
total # of central line days for ICU patients 18 years and older

Due to the low number of ICU patients who have a central line inserted (central line days) at STEGH, we recognize that even one new case of central line blood stream infection will result in a high CLI rate.

What are health care-associated infections?

Sometimes when patients are admitted to the hospital, they can get infections. These are called health care-associated infections.

If you have any questions about the information below or about our hospital’s infection prevention and control program, please contact us.