A prospective clinical trial on prevention of catheter contamination using the hub protection cap for needleless injection device.

@article{Oto2011APC,
  title={A prospective clinical trial on prevention of catheter contamination using the hub protection cap for needleless injection device.},
  author={Jun Oto and Hideaki Imanaka and Masatoshi Konno and Emiko Nakataki and Masaji Nishimura},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={309-13}
}
BACKGROUND Catheter hub contamination has been recognized as a source of catheter-related bloodstream infections. We have investigated the efficacy of a protection cap for a needleless injection device in preventing intraluminal catheter contamination, compared with a conventional 3-way stopcock. METHODS Adult patients requiring an intravascular catheter… CONTINUE READING