Use of full sterile barrier precautions during insertion of arterial catheters: a randomized trial.

@article{Rijnders2003UseOF,
  title={Use of full sterile barrier precautions during insertion of arterial catheters: a randomized trial.},
  author={Bart J. A. Rijnders and Eric van Wijngaerden and Alexander Wilmer and Willy E. Peetermans},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2003},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={743-8}
}
To investigate whether institution of maximal sterile barrier precautions (SBPs) during arterial catheter (AC) insertion prevents catheter colonization, as is the case for central venous catheters (CVCs), a randomized study was conducted. Three hundred seventy-three patients in whom a radial or dorsalis pedis AC was going to be inserted were randomized to an SBP group or a standard-of-care group. These patients, in addition to all patients who were admitted to the unit with an AC already in… CONTINUE READING