Although much has been done in recent years in order to lower the incidence of CVC infections, not all the means are available in poor countries” Jukic et al (2015).
Introduction: Central venous catheter (CVC) infections are a major cause of nosocomial infections and patient mortality. Although much has been done in recent years in order to lower the incidence of CVC infections, not all the means are available in poor countries. This research shows that it is possible to get closer to achieving this goal by applying recommendations which do not require significant financial expenditures.
Objectives: The purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to establish whether it is possible to lower the incidence of CVC infections by using recommendations of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and World Health Organisation Prevention of Hospital Infections by Intervention and Training (PROHIBIT) programme which do not require significant financial means. These included education and training of the anesthesiologists and nurses in how to mantain aseptic conditions for insertion and usage of CVC.
Jukic, A., Simic, G., Nikolic, V. and Petrovic, S. (2016) Is it possible to lower the incidence of central venous catheter infections in poor countries? Intensive Care Medicine Experimental. 3(Suppl 1), p.A886.
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