TITLE

Prevention of Catheter and Intravascular Device--Related Infections: A Quality-of-Care Mandate for Institutions and Physicians

AUTHOR(S)
David R. Snydman
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Sep2006, Vol. 81 Issue 9, p1151
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the studies that explore the relative risk of bloodstream infections which come from various forms of catheters and intravascular devices. One study find out that catheter- or device-related bloodstream infections are known to be the most preventable classes of nosocomial infections. Another study also demonstrated that catheter-associated bloodstream infections could be lessened with the use of relatively straightforward infection control procedures.
ACCESSION #
22355226

 

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