Central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections: improving post-insertion catheter care.

@article{Shapey2009CentralVC,
  title={Central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections: improving post-insertion catheter care.},
  author={Iestyn M. Shapey and Melissa A. Foster and Tony Whitehouse and Pauline Jumaa and Julian Bion},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2009},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={117-22}
}
Patients with central venous catheters (CVCs) are at increased risk of bloodstream infections and sepsis-related death. CVC-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) are costly and account for a significant proportion of hospital-acquired infections. The aim of this audit was to assess current practice and staff knowledge of CVC post-insertion care and therefore identify aspects of CVC care with potential for improvement. We conducted a prospective audit over 28 consecutive days at a university… CONTINUE READING