Prevention of sepsis associated with the insertion of intravenous cannulae. The experience in a coronary care unit.


The effect of a strictly maintained treatment protocol on the incidence of bacteraemia associated with peripheral intravenous catheters was studied in a coronary care unit. This protocol was supervised and carried out by nursing staff members. Before the introduction of the protocol in October 1981, Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia associated with… (More)


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