Using maximal sterile barriers to prevent central venous catheter-related infection: a systematic evidence-based review.

@article{Hu2004UsingMS,
  title={Using maximal sterile barriers to prevent central venous catheter-related infection: a systematic evidence-based review.},
  author={Kent K Hu and Benjamin A. Lipsky and David L. Veenstra and Sanjay Saint},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2004},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={142-6}
}
BACKGROUND Catheter-related infections cause increased morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. Infection control experts advocate using maximal sterile barriers to reduce the incidence of these infections. Low compliance rates suggest that clinicians are not convinced or are not aware that available data support adopting this more cumbersome, time… CONTINUE READING