Live from Industry: Magnolia Medical Technologies
Live from Industry: Magnolia Medical Technologies

Live from Industry: The Identification of & End Game for False-Positive CLABSIs

Live Air Date: October 20, 2021, @ 1 pm ET

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A central line bloodstream infection (CLABSI) is a serious infection that occurs when bacteria or other germs enter the patient’s central line and then enter their bloodstream. These serious infections are associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. In 2020, the target was for CLABSI rates to improve by 50% compared to the 2015 baseline. However, during COVID-19, the national SIR for CLABSI increased 46% during Q3 & Q4 of 2020, compared to the same period in 2019.

This webinar is designed to assist hospitals in implementing and prioritizing their CLABSIs prevention efforts through diagnostic and antimicrobial stewardship, improved quality patient outcomes, and optimized CMS reimbursement. We will further review the link between blood culture contamination and CLABSI incidence and discuss comprehensive recommendations for defining, detecting, and mitigating HAIs and false-positive CLABSIs.


  • Review the NHSN surveillance definitions for CLABSI and public reporting and define what determines contamination and the complexities that surround this definition
  • Discuss the downstream impacts in patient safety, antimicrobial stewardship, mitigation of HACs, quality outcome metrics, hospital costs, and infection prevention efficiencies. 
  • Describe the evidence-based guidelines, patient safety initiatives, and published literature on CLABSIs and their prevention 
  • Discuss the role of Infection Preventionists on mitigation strategies and techniques
  • Understand the economic aspects of CLABSIs and their reduction or alleviation, including the current approaches to developing a business case for infection prevention resources

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