Intravenous literature: Bezzio, S. et al (2009) Prospective Incidence Study of Bloodstream Infection in Infants and Children With CentralÂ Venous Catheters After Cardiac Surgery in Italy. Infection Control and Hospital Epideiology. Click here for the full abstract.
This prospective observational study was designed to assess the incidence of, risk factors for, and outcome of catheterâ€related bloodstream infection in children undergoing cardiac surgery. A staff specifically trained to handle the central venous catheters with proper aseptic techniques and an appropriate patient to medical staff ratio remain the most effective measures to prevent this infection.