Why is it that internists do not follow guidelines for preventing intravascular catheter infections?

@article{Rubinson2005WhyII,
  title={Why is it that internists do not follow guidelines for preventing intravascular catheter infections?},
  author={Lewis Rubinson and Albert W. Wu and Edward E Haponik and Gregory B. Diette},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={525-33}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE High morbidity of CVC-related infections has led to national guidelines for their prevention. Despite recommendations for the use of maximal barrier precautions (mask, sterile gloves, gown, and large drape) and skin antisepsis with 2% chlorhexidine gluconate during CVC insertion, internists in the United States are not implementing these practices frequently. This study sought to identify and characterize the obstacles to and potential opportunities for improving… CONTINUE READING

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