Multilumen catherer sepsis and an educational program to combat it

Ronald A. Sherman, Neil M. Flynn, Marsha Bradford, Marcia A. Ryder, Stuart H Cohen

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Abstract

Catherer-related sepsis is a problem with many variables. A process of elimination may eventually identify the actual cause(s) of this phenomenon. We began our problem-solving approach by observing personnel inserting and caring for central lines, which showed a lack of compliance with existing protocols. A program was designed to provide the correct procedural activities. This study plans to test whether ongoing educational programs and an infection control department that maintains a high degree of visibility are effective in reducing nosocomial line-related infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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