StatLock stabilization devices (Bard Access Systems) to reduce needlesticks and catheter-related bloodstream infection

Record ID 32015000356
Authors' recomendations: Many hospitalized patients require a catheter or intravenous (IV) infusion line to receive medications, fluids, and blood components. Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) and central venous catheters (CVCs) are widely used for this purpose and can remain in place for a few days or for months. The catheters are attached to the entry site with tape, bandages, adhesives, or securement devices. Accidental detachment or dislodgment of the catheter or line is common, necessitating removal and replacement. In addition to interrupting therapy and placing the patient at risk for pain, phlebitis (inflammation of the vein), central venous thrombosis, catheter occlusion, leakage or infiltration of the infusate and catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI), catheter detachment poses a risk for healthcare providers who can be exposed to bloodborne diseases if an accidental needlestick occurs during catheter reattachment or reinsertion. Healthcare providers can also be exposed to needlesticks and bloodborne disease while suturing central venous and arterial catheters and chest tubes to the patient's skin.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2014
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Catheter-Related Infections
  • Risk Factors
  • Catheterization
  • Vascular Access Devices
  • Solutions
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Equipment Design
  • Adhesives
  • Surgical Tape
  • Bandages
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: 2014 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc
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