CRBSI surveillance

A catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) surveillance programme requires active, patient-based, prospective surveillance of CVC-associated infections and their corresponding denominator data. Below are some examples of forms for CRBSI surveillance. The forms represent a template that can be used to guide healthcare facilities in the design of their own forms. Individual healthcare facilities may wish to include additional questions to the template form so that local needs can be met. It is strongly recommended that forms are designed using form-recognition software (e.g., Teleform, Formic) to ensure high quality data. If there are existing IT systems within the healthcare facility that could be employed for surveillance, these could also be used for CRBSI surveillance rather than scanning, where feasible.