Prevention of central venous line associated bloodstream infections in adult intensive care units: A systematic review.
Diana Carolina Velasquez Reyes, Melissa Bloomer, Julia Morphet
Intensive Crit Care Nurs | Elsevier BV | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND: In adult Intensive Care Units, the complexity of patient treatment requirements make the use of central venous lines essential. Despite the potential benefits central venous lines can have for patients, there is a high risk of bloodstream infection associated with these catheters. AIM: Identify and critique the best available evidence regarding interventions to prevent central venous line associated bloodstream infections in adult intensive care unit patients other than anti-microbial catheters. METHODS: A systematic review of studies published from January 2007 to February 2016 was undertaken. A systematic search of seven databases was carried out: MEDLINE; CINAHL Plus; EMBASE; ..View full abstract