Gauze and tape and transparent polyurethane dressings for central venous catheters

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Title Gauze and tape and transparent polyurethane dressings for central venous catheters
Author Webster, Joan; Gillies, Donna; O'Riordan, Elizabeth; Sherriff, Karen Louise; Rickard, Claire
Journal Name Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Abstract Background Central venous catheters (CVCs) facilitate venous access, allowing the intravenous administration of complex drug treatments, blood products and nutritional support, without the trauma associated with repeated venepuncture. However, CVCs are associated with a risk of infection. Some studies have indicated that the type of dressing used with them may affect the risk of infection. Gauze and tape, transparent polyurethane film dressings such as Tegaderm® and Opsite®, and highly vapour-permeable transparent polyurethane film dressings such as Opsite IV3000®, are the most common types of dressing used to secure CVCs. Currently, it is not clear which type of dressing is the most appropriate. Objectives To compare gauze and tape with transparent polyurethane CVC dressings in terms of catheter-related infection, catheter security, tolerance to dressing material and dressing condition in hospitalised adults and children.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD003827.pub2
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by JohnWiley & Sons, Ltd. This review is published as a Cochrane Review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 11. Cochrane Reviews are regularly updated as new evidence emerges and in response to comments and criticisms, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews should be consulted for the most recent version of the Review.
Volume 11
Page from 1
Page to 37
ISSN 1469-493X
Date Accessioned 2012-03-14
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Griffith Health Institute
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Nursing
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/44254
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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