Central venous catheter-related infections in patients on home parenteral nutrition


#IVTEAM #Intravenous literature: Magambo, W. (2013) Catheter-related infections in patients on home parenteral nutrition. British Journal of Community Nursing. 18(11), p.S14-9.


Long-term parenteral nutrition in the community is a practice that is growing steadily in the UK. Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) in these patients is one of the major causes of morbidity and re-hospitalisation. The prevention of CRBSI impacts the quality of life and outcomes of these patients.

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