Bloodstream Infection Prevention Practices
- Prevention of Intravascular Central Venous Catheter- Related Infections: 0.5% Concentration of Chlorhexidine Preparation With Alcohol for Skin Preparation and Femoral Vein for Renal Replacement Therapy. Renes, Steven H.; Pompe, Jan C.; Renes, Maurits H. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;10/1/2011, Vol. 53 Issue 7, p745
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections," by N. P. O'Grady and colleagues in the May 2011 issue.
- Reply to Renes et al. O'Grady, Naomi P.; Heard, Stephen O.; Mermel, Leonard A.; Rupp, Mark E. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;10/1/2011, Vol. 53 Issue 7, p746
A response by Naomi P. O'Grady and colleagues to a letter to the editor on their article "Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections" in the May 2011 issue is presented.
- Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections. O'Grady, Naomi P.; Masur, Henry; Alexander, Mary; Dellinger, E. Patchen; Gerberding, Julie L.; Heard, Stephen O.; Maki, Dennis G.; McCormick, Rita D.; Mermel, Leonard A.; Pearson, Michele L.; Raad, Issam I.; Randolph, Adrienne; Weinstein, Robert A. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;8/9/2002 Supplement, Vol. 51 Issue 31, p1
Presents guidelines for medical practitioners on the prevention of infections related to the insertion of intravascular catheter. Overview of intravascular catheter-related infections in adult and pediatric; Epidemiology and microbiology; Pathogenesis of infections; Strategies for prevention of...
- Reducing infections associated with central venous catheters. Rickard, Norman // British Journal of Nursing;3/13/2003, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p274
Discusses central venous catheters (CVCs) in relation to invading organisms, the environment for microbial growth and host defense mechanisms in Great Britain. Cost of infections in CVCs; Virulence of the invading microorganisms; Protocols monitoring actions and infection rates within the...
- Cut the risks for cardiac cath patients. Beattie, Sally; Cerrato, Paul // RN;Jan99, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p50
Explains strategies for nurses to recognize and prevent complications of cardiac catheterization in patients. Application of a general evaluation to ascertain the patient's health; Examples of post-procedure problems to avoid include bleeding, pseudoaneurysm and arteriovenous fistula;...
- INFECTION PREVENTION. Infection Control Update: Few hospitals aggressively combat catheter-associated urinary tract infections. // Healthcare Purchasing News;Jan2012, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p16
The article reports on research from the University of Michigan Health System and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare Center that found that while many U.S. hospitals have made efforts to prevent infections, few have increased efforts to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections.
- Untitled. // Safe Practices in Patient Care;2012, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p12
No abstract available.
- Catheterisation: reducing the risk of infection. Payne, Drew // Nursing & Residential Care;Jun2015, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p311
No abstract available.
- Compliance With Guideline Statements for Urethral Catheterization in an Iranian Teaching Hospital. Taleschian-Tabrizi, Negar; Farhadi, Fereshteh; Madani, Neda; Mokhtarkhani, Mohaddeseh; Kolahdouzan, Kasra; Hajebrahimi, Sakineh // International Journal of Health Policy & Management;2015, Vol. 4 Issue 12, p805
Background: It is believed that healthcare staff play an important role in minimizing complications related to urethral catheterization. The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not healthcare staff complied with the standards for urethral catheterization. Methods: This study was...