Evaluating central venous catheter care in a pediatric intensive care unit.

  title={Evaluating central venous catheter care in a pediatric intensive care unit.},
  author={Carol W Hatler and Linda Buckwald and Zoraida Salas-Allison and Cathleen Murphy-Taylor},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={514-20; quiz 521}
BACKGROUND Catheter-related bloodstream infection remains an important health problem for hospitalized children. Although placement of a central venous catheter is a life-saving intervention for critically ill children, these same central catheters are a potential source of infection. OBJECTIVES Few studies that directly address care of central venous catheters for children in intensive care units have been reported. This evaluation was designed to describe the extent of evidence-based… CONTINUE READING


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