Hospital-wide assessment of compliance with central venous catheter dressing recommendations

Mark Edmund Rupp, Kyle Cassling, Hayley Faber, Elizabeth Lyden, Kate Tyner, Nedra Marion, Trevor C VanSchooneveld

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Abstract

This hospital-wide assessment of central venous catheter (CVC) site maintenance evaluated a total of 420 CVC sites and found deficiencies in 31%. Internal jugular CVC dressings were the most frequently deficient type (P = 0.001). No correlation between CVC site maintenance and central line-associated bloodstream infections was detected (Spearman's correlation coefficient = 0.007; P = 0.98).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-91
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Central line-associated bloodstream infection
  • Health care-associated infection
  • Prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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