Prevention of central venous catheter-related infection.

  title={Prevention of central venous catheter-related infection.},
  author={Tom S. J. Elliott and Susan Tebbs},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  volume={40 3},
Infections associated with central venous catheters continue to be a major source of sepsis, particularly in hospitalized patients. In developing a strategy for the prevention of these infections, the source and route of invasion of the causative micro-organisms need to be considered. The main source of micro-organisms is the patient's skin. They can gain access to a catheter at the time of insertion, as well as via the external or internal catheter surfaces. Attempts to reduce the incidence of… CONTINUE READING