Blood Contamination of the Small Bore Peripheral Intravenous Catheter in Neonates.

@article{Krishnamurthy2016BloodCO,
  title={Blood Contamination of the Small Bore Peripheral Intravenous Catheter in Neonates.},
  author={Vani Krishnamurthy and Srinivasa Murthy Doreswamy and Sushma Krishnagowda},
  journal={Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR},
  year={2016},
  volume={10 11},
  pages={EC05-EC07}
}
INTRODUCTION Peripheral Intravenous Catheters (PIV) are extensively used in sick neonates for administration of medicines and nutrition. When these PIVs are used on intermittent basis, they are flushed with saline in order to keep the hub of the catheter free from blood. Presence of blood in the hub of the catheter can be potentially dangerous as it could… CONTINUE READING