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Rev Clin Esp. 2017 Nov;217(8):464-467. doi: 10.1016/j.rce.2017.04.001. Epub 2017 May 31.

Peripheral venous catheter, a dangerous weapon. Key points to improve its use.

[Article in English, Spanish]

Author information

1
Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain.
2
Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital de Mataró, Mataró, Spain. Electronic address: jcapdevila@csdm.cat.

Abstract

Catheter-related bacteremia is one of the most important causes of nosocomial infection. Is associated to high rates of morbidity and mortality, including an economic burden. Peripheral venous catheter bacteremia is a leading cause of nosocomial infection in internal medicine departments. In this article, we review some important key points to improve its use and avoid infections.

KEYWORDS:

Bacteremia; Bacteriemia por catéter; Bloodstream infection; Catheter-related bacteremia; Catheter-related infection; Catéter venoso periférico; Flebitis; Infección nosocomial; Infección relacionada con catéteres; Nosocomial infection; Peripheral venous catheter; Phlebitis; Prevención; Prevention

PMID:
28576382
DOI:
10.1016/j.rce.2017.04.001

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