Routine replacement versus clinical monitoring of peripheral intravenous catheters in a regional Hospital in the Home program: a randomized controlled trial

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Title Routine replacement versus clinical monitoring of peripheral intravenous catheters in a regional Hospital in the Home program: a randomized controlled trial
Author Donk, Patricia Van; Doolan, Glenn; McGrail, Matthew R; Rickard, Claire
Journal Name Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Year Published 2009
Place of publication USA
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Abstract This randomized controlled trial in the home setting, found no difference in the combined phlebitis and occlusion rate of peripheral intravenous catheters (n=316) routinely resited at 72-96 hours, and those replaced only on clinical indication (76.8 and 87.3 per 1000 device days respectively, p=0.71). There were no bloodstream infections.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/599776
Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 by University of Chicago Press. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. First published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology with publishing partner Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 30
Page from 915
Page to 917
ISSN 0899-823X
Date Accessioned 2009-07-27
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Health Institute; Centre for Health Practice Innovation
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care); Infectious Diseases
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/28824
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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