Intravenous literature: York, N., Brewer, C. and Magambo, W. (2013) The use of Positive Displacement IV Connectors contributes to the prevention of Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) Occlusion. Poster presentation at the Christie Vascular Access Conference.
The results showed a reduction in the number of catheter occlusions following the introduction of the positive pressure IV connector. There was also an increase in training and education on care and maintenance of CVADs for ward staff during the period that was reviewed. This also contributed to the reduction in the catheter occlusion rates within the Trust.