Intravenous literature: Rupp, M.E., Cassling, K., Faber, H., Lyden, E., Tyner, K., Marion, N. and van Schooneveld, T. (2013) Hospital-wide assessment of compliance with central venous catheter dressing recommendations. AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control. 41(1), p.89-91
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).