Recommendations from CDC for the prevention of catheter-related infections

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“The aim of this work is to show and emphasize the last updated recommendations collected in the 2011 Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections to nursing staff.” Casanova Vivas (2014).

Reference:

Casanova Vivas, S. (2014) Recommendations from CDC for the prevention of catheter-related infections (2013 update). Revista de Enfermería. 37(4), p.28-33. [Article in Spanish].

Abstract:

Nosocomial infections or infections related to health-care system have a great impact in the healthcare due to its high frequency and high morbidity and mortality they caused. Inside of them, there are the catheter-related bacteraemia. The paper of the nursing in the care and maintenance of the intravenous therapy is basic to avoid this type of infections. There has been demonstrated the efficacy of the implementation of catheter-related infections prevention programmes through a bundle of measures about the insertion, maintenance, surveillance and prevention of adverse events in the vascular access. The aim of this work is to show and emphasize the last updated recommendations collected in the 2011 Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections to nursing staff.

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