Korean J Nosocomial Infect Control.  2009 Jun;14(1):15-23.

Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections

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  • 1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea. yonathan@hanafos.com

Abstract

Catheter-related infections (CRIs) are one of the most frequent healthcare-associated infections and are costly, morbid, and potentially lethal. A series of studies has confirmed that a comprehensive bundle approach based on known guidelines was successful in reducing catheter-related bloodstream infections in intensive care units. In this review, I'll summarize the previous recommendations made in 2002 on preventing CRIs and highlight recent advances and the evidences supporting novel methods of CRIs prevention published in research articles.

Keyword

Catheter-related infections; Bloodstream infections; Prevention

MeSH Terms

Catheter-Related Infections
Intensive Care Units
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