Use of negative-displacement needleless connectors and rates of catheter-related bloodstream infections

Record ID 32013000843
Authors' recommendations: Intravenous (IV) catheters, including central venous catheters, are commonly used in hospitals to provide access for administration of fluids and medication, especially in intensive care units. IV catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) are associated with increased hospital costs, greater hospital lengths of stay, and significant morbidity and mortality. Usual care for preventing these infections consists of a coordinated infection-control program including staff education, and meticulous antisepsis during insertion and maintenance of the IV catheter. While there are multiple factors associated with the development CRBSI, an ongoing issue has been whether certain types of needleless connectors used with IV catheters are more likely to cause infection or occlusion compared with other types.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Catheter-Related Infections
  • Equipment Design
  • Catheters, Indwelling
  • Infection Control
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
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Copyright: 2013 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc
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