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DB4 PICOT : In hospitalized patients that have central lines, how effective is the disinfecting port protectors/caps compare to alcohol swabs in preventing or reducing central line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). One of the article I found to support my research is the article by Kamboj et al titled “Use of Disinfection Cap to Reduce Central-Line–Associated Bloodstream Infection and Blood Culture Contamination Among Hematology–Oncology Patients”. The article talks about a study conducted regarding the use of the antiseptic barrier cap or disinfection cap in one cancer center in NY that has an admission rate of 23,000 annually. Approximately 53% of their patients use a central venous catheter. The result of the study resulted in
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