Ethanol reduces CRBSI

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A research nurse specialist completing her Masters in Health Sciences at the University of Otago, Christchurch, NZ has shown that using ethanol as a disinfectant in intravenous catheters reduces blood stream infection rates in immune-suppressed patients.

Joanne Sanders has demonstrated for the first time that by using diluted ethanol, catheter-related bloodstream infection rates (CRBSI) in patients having chemotherapy are four times lower compared to conventional methods.

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A research nurse specialist completing her Masters in Health Sciences at the University of Otago, Christchurch, NZ has shown that using ethanol as a ‘disinfectant’ in intravenous catheters reduces blood stream infection rates in immune-suppressed patients.

Joanne Sanders has demonstrated for the first time that by using diluted ethanol, catheter-related bloodstream infection rates (CRBSI) in patients having chemotherapy are four times lower compared to conventional methods.

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