Full text article compares needleless connector contamination rates

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The use of a positive-displacement needleless intravenous access device was associated with lower microbial contamination rates compared with a neutral-displacement device when used on central venous catheters in hemato-oncology patients” Casey et al (2016).

Abstract:

The use of a positive-displacement needleless intravenous access device was associated with lower microbial contamination rates compared with a neutral-displacement device when used on central venous catheters in hemato-oncology patients. In addition, rates of central line–associated bloodstream infection did not differ when either device was used.

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Casey, A.L., Karpanen, T.J., Nightingale, P., Chaganti, S. and Elliott, T.S.J. (2016) Microbiologic contamination of a positive- and a neutral- displacement needleless intravenous access device in clinical use. American Journal of Infection Control. August 24th. [epub ahead of print].

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2016.06.027

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