ClinicalThere is a statistically significant decrease of uncertain clinical importance in central venous catheter insertion site inflammation when changing transparent semipermeable membrane dressings once weekly compared to twice weekly (VERY LOW QUALITY).
It is uncertain whether there is any difference in positive blood cultures when changing transparent semipermeable membrane dressings once weekly compared to twice weekly (VERY LOW QUALITY).
No studies were identified that reported catheter tip colonisation, phlebitis or VAD related mortality.
EconomicNo economic studies were identified.

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