MHRA report “Bloodstream infections are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in neonatal intensive care units. Before and during neonatal catheterisation, skin disinfection and aseptic technique are crucial for preventing catheter-related bloodstream infections. Chlorhexidine is an antiseptic frequently used for skin disinfection before catheterisation of premature infants.”
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Risk of chemical burn injury to skin in premature infants http://ctt.ec/lF7OW+ @ivteam #ivteam
Other intravenous and vascular access resources that may be of interest (External links – IVTEAM has no responsibility for content).
- Guide for intravenous chemotherapy and associated vascular access devices from Macmillan.
- CancerUK IV chemotherapy information.