The Health System's goal is to reduce and eliminate healthcare associated central line related bloodstream infections. Central lines are placed in patients and used to deliver medications, fluids, nutrients, and if needed blood products. It is a catheter that is placed into a large vein usually in the upper portion of the chest area or at times in the area of the groin. Although a central line is necessary at times for management of an illness or disease, it can lead to an infection. The Health System has special procedures for placing and caring for the central line to prevent infection. The facilities within the Health System have been very successful in adhering to this goal - decreased infections associated with a central line.
Intensive Care Unit Central Line
|All NSLIJ Hospitals Combined||Individual NSLIJ Hospitals||2011||2012||2013|
|Forest Hills Hospital||1.27||0.39||0.37|
|Glen Cove Hospital: The Mildred and Frank Feinberg Campus||0.00||0.00||1.86|
|Long Island Jewish Medical Center||0.62||0.80||0.20|
|North Shore University Hospital: The Sandra Atlas Bass Campus||1.99||1.46||0.76|
|Staten Island University Hospital||1.12||0.50||0.61|
|Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York||1.39||0.64||0.35|
|*Decrease is favorable.
2013 data includes January-December 2013.
Data is submitted and verified every 90 days
Data Source: NHSN
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