New Mexico Issues 2010 HAI Report

December 2, 2010

On December 1, sale 2010, The New Mexico Healthcare-Associated Infections Advisory Committee  issued its New Mexico Healthcare-associated Infections 2010 Report.

Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI)

The report covers a data collection period of May 2009 through April 2010.  During this time period 16 pediatric and adult ICUs in 11 hospitals identified 0.78 CLABSI per 1,000 central line days, a rate that is significantly lower than a national comparison rate.

Healthcare Professional Influenza Vaccinations

The document also reports that 25 healthcare facilities submitted data showing 60.2 percent of healthcare professionals received a seasonal influenza vaccine and 50.2 percent received the 2009 H1N1 vaccine.  These influenza vaccination rates, the report notes, are better than rates reported through the CDCs National Health Interview Survey.

New Indicators

Starting in November 2010, New Mexico hospitals that are voluntarily participating in the HAI program will begin submitting data on two new indicators: CLABSI in non-ICU settings and Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).

More information related to HAI prevention efforts in New Mexico can be found at http://www.nmhealth.org/HAI.

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