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Idle central venous catheter-days pose infection risk for patients after discharge from intensive care

Burdeu,G, Currey,J and Pilcher,D 2014, Idle central venous catheter-days pose infection risk for patients after discharge from intensive care, American journal of infection control, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 453-455, doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.11.011.

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Title Idle central venous catheter-days pose infection risk for patients after discharge from intensive care
Author(s) Burdeu,G
Currey,JORCID iD for Currey,J orcid.org/0000-0002-0574-0054
Pilcher,D
Journal name American journal of infection control
Volume number 42
Issue number 4
Start page 453
End page 455
Total pages 3
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2014-04
ISSN 1527-3296
Keyword(s) Catheter-related infection
Evidence-based practice
Idle days
Sepsis
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Infectious Diseases
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Summary This prospective observational study measured idle central venous catheter (CVC)-days (no medical indication), and ward clinicians' adherence to evidence-based practices for preventing short-term central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs). In 340 patients discharged from ICU over a 1-year period, 208 of 794 CVC-days (26.2%) were idle. Interventions to prevent CLABSIs were poorly implemented. Ward clinicians need education regarding risk management strategies to prevent CLABSIs, and clear accountability processes for prompt catheter removal are recommended.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.11.011
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30069746

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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