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Impact of an educational program for the prevention of colonization of intravascular catheters.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Infection control and hospital epidemiology
Publication Date
Volume
15
Issue
4 Pt 1
Pages
239–242
Identifiers
PMID: 8207190
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our educational program improved catheter care and reduced significantly the proportion of skin colonization around the insertion point. However, the educational program did not modify the proportion of hub colonization; because hub colonization has been demonstrated to be a source of line sepsis, our data suggest the need for a specific program directed to the maintenance of catheter hubs.

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