Infection control and related issues in intravascular therapy.

  title={Infection control and related issues in intravascular therapy.},
  author={J Vost and V Longstaff},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  volume={6 15},
  pages={846-8, 850, 852 passim}
The use of Intravascular (i.v.) catheters has become an increasingly common practice in today's healthcare setting. This increase, however, brings associated problems. An overview of the current literature surrounding i.v. devices and infection control issues was undertaken. This included: the pathogenesis of infection with reference to local and systemic complications; the importance of handwashing; the influence of catheter material and type on infection rates; the controversy over skin… CONTINUE READING