Routine IV replacement challenged

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Fujita, T. and Namiki, N. (2008) Replacement of peripheral intravenous catheters. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 17(18), p.0962-1067

Abstract:

Research in Brief series. Observational research in Japan recording peripheral intravenous catheterisation activities over a 3 month period, including frequency of, and reasons for, catheter replacement and incidence of catheter-related complications. Guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending changing catheters at least every 96 hours are challenged. 4 refs.

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Abstract:

Research in Brief series. Observational research in Japan recording peripheral intravenous catheterisation activities over a 3 month period, including frequency of, and reasons for, catheter replacement and incidence of catheter-related complications. Guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending changing catheters at least every 96 hours are challenged. 4 refs.

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