The impact of a clinical nurse's role on CVC infections and bacteremia: a two year comparative, retrospective study.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the central venous catheter (CVC) tip infection rate among patients in general wards for the 12 months prior to, and during, the appointment of a TPN clinical nurse at the 500 bed Gold Coast Hospital, Southport, Queensland. These data could then be utilized to assess the benefits of a TPN clinical nurse dedicated to… (More)

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