Should intravenous catheters be replaced routinely?


1036 Vol 380 September 22, 2012 Currently the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that peripheral catheters do not need to be replaced more frequently than every 72–96 h to reduce the risk of infection and phlebitis in adults. Although results from some observational studies have shown that the risk of phlebitis rises… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61338-5