IV catheter prescription update

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There have been no new cases of hospital-acquired MRSA bloodstream infections at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in the past nine months.

MRSA infections have reduced since Dr Chris Gordon consultant physician and Sister Rachel Wright introduced a new system for inserting intravenous cannulae. Since November 2007, the use of cannulae has to be prescribed by a doctor to ensure they are only used when absolutely necessary.

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There have been no new cases of hospital-acquired MRSA bloodstream infections at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in the past nine months.

MRSA infections have reduced since Dr Chris Gordon consultant physician and Sister Rachel Wright introduced a new system for inserting intravenous cannulae. Since November 2007, the use of cannulae has to be prescribed by a doctor to ensure they are only used when absolutely necessary.

Click here for more on this story.

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