Hospital readmissions for catheter-related bloodstream infection and use of ethanol lock therapy: comparison of patients receiving parenteral nutrition or intravenous fluids in the home vs a skilled nursing facility.

@article{Corrigan2013HospitalRF,
  title={Hospital readmissions for catheter-related bloodstream infection and use of ethanol lock therapy: comparison of patients receiving parenteral nutrition or intravenous fluids in the home vs a skilled nursing facility.},
  author={Mandy L Corrigan and Cassandra Pogatschnik and Denise Konrad and Donald F. Kirby},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={2013},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={81-4}
}
BACKGROUND Catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) is the most serious long-term infectious complication of long-term home parenteral nutrition (PN). Ethanol is being used more commonly as a catheter locking solution in the home PN setting for prevention of CRBSI; however, no current literature reports the use of ethanol lock (ETL) in skilled nursing facility (SNF) patients. METHODS The authors evaluated the number of hospital readmissions for CRBSI and length of stay between SNF (not… CONTINUE READING
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