The role of nurses working in emergency and critical care environments in the prevention of intravascular catheter-related bloodstream infections

Dominique M Vandijck, Sonia O Labeau, Mariona Secanell, Jordi Rello, Stijn I Blot
International Emergency Nursing 2009, 17 (1): 60-8
Intravascular catheter-related infections are a major problem in healthcare. This review provides up-to-date guidance of evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections with special focus on strategies relevant for nurses working in emergency and critical care environments or practitioners responsible for surveillance and control of infections. The review concludes by providing a range of approaches advocated for: (i) translating guidelines to the needs and expectations of emergency and critical care nurses, and (ii) increasing the chance of successful implementation and compliance with these recommendations.

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