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Comparison of central line-associated bloodstream infection rates when changing to a zero fluid displacement intravenous needleless connector in acute care settings

Abstract

This was a multicenter, quasiexperimental, 140-month, acute care study comparing central line-associated bloodstream infection rates associated with positive or negative intravenous connectors to a zero fluid displacement connector. A decrease in central line-associated bloodstream infections was found after changing from either negative or positive intravenous connectors to the zero fluid displacement connector (P = .004) with total cost savings of over $3 million.

Chernecky CC, Macklin D, Jarvis WR, Joshua TV

Am J Infect Control 2014 Feb;42(2):200-2

2013-08-21

PMID: 23973422

Comparison of central line-associated bloodstream infection rates when changing to a zero fluid displacement intravenous needleless connector in acute care settings was last modified: September 28th, 2015 by Chernecky CC, Macklin D, Jarvis WR, Joshua TV