An outbreak of infusion-related Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia in a liver transplantation unit.

Over a 1-month period, there were five episodes of infusion-related Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia in four liver transplantation patients housed in the same ward. Investigation of nursing practices revealed that a common normal-saline bag, to which intravenous (iv) tubing and a stopcock were attached, was used to flush iv catheters. The iv tubing and… CONTINUE READING