Positive‐pressure mechanical valves

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Intravenous literature: Edgar, K. (2009) Letter to the Editor: Does the Evidence Support the SHEA IDSA Recommendation on the Use of Positive Pressure Mechanical Valves? Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 30(4), p.402-403.

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Marshall, J. et al (2008) Supplement Article: SHEA/IDSA Practice Recommendation. Strategies to Prevent Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections in Acute Care Hospitals. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 29:S22-S30.

Previously published guidelines are available that provide comprehensive recommendations for detecting and preventing healthcare-associated infections. The intent of this document is to highlight practical recommendations in a concise format designed to assist acute care hospitals in implementing and prioritizing their central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) prevention efforts.

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