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NUR 440 Evidence TableStudy CitationDesignMethodSampleData CollectionData AnalysisValidityReliabilityCameron-Watson, C. (2016). Port protectors in clinical practice: an audit. British Journal of Nursing, 25(8), S25-S31. doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2016.25.8.S25.Quasi-experimental, nonrandomized,The study conducted on 4 wards for 6 months. All needle free devices were covered with portprotector (Curos)1094 patients with vascular access devicesRetrospective review of bloodculture 6 months before and after the interventionCRBSI rate drop during the intervention by 69% and increased afterport protector were removedat the end of 6monthsSmall scale study. The author suggest that the method of cleaning the hub, rather than the disinfectant used is the important factor. The authors UK study mirrored research undertaken in the US.De Vries, M., Mancos, P. & Valentine M.J. (February 2, 2014) Reducing Bloodstream Infection Risk in Central and PeripheralIntravenous Line: Initial Data on Passive Intravenous Connector Disinfection. Journal of the Association for VascularAccess. 19(2) 87-93. doi:10.1016/j.java.2014.02.002Prospective observational study that followed intervention, nonrandomized control trialDuring the 21 month time frame, disinfection caps were used insteadof scrubbing the hub. Started in 3 ICU for 3 monthsfollowed by hospital wide. Allcentral line, PIV, Y site and tubings were cappedMethodist hospital in Gary, IN. patients with central line andPIV were studied.Hospital system has total 634 bedsPreintervention Sep 2009 – May 2011. Postintervention Dec 2011 – Aug 2013. Prospective observational study was conducted following the cap use.
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