Burden of healthcare-associated infections among hospitalized children within community hospitals participating in an infection control network

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Mar 9:1-3. doi: 10.1017/ice.2021.67. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

We describe the frequency of pediatric healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) identified through prospective surveillance in community hospitals participating in an infection control network. Over a 6-year period, 84 HAIs were identified. Of these 51 (61%) were pediatric central-line-associated bloodstream infections, and they often occurred in children <1 year of age.

PMID:33685533 | DOI:10.1017/ice.2021.67