Silver treated IV connectors

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Intravenous news: News Medical report “Nationally-acclaimed researcher and award-winning author Dr. Cynthia C. Chernecky warned in a speech at the 11th National Conference on Cancer Nursing Research that silver treated IV connectors could actually cause potentially deadly infections they were supposed to prevent.

After testing antimicrobial effectiveness of three different needleless IV connector devices with silver coated or silver impregnated fluid pathway components, Dr. Chernecky, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, said that despite FDA clearance of silver coatings, she found they actually grew bugs capable of causing potentially fatal infections.

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