American Journal of Infection Control 421212741277 DOI

American journal of infection control 421212741277 doi

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American Journal of Infection Control. 42(12)1274–1277. DOI: . 008 Quasi- experimental , time series A new intervention consisting of luer-lock disinfectant cap with 70% alcohol was put on all IV needleless connector (central, peripheral and IV tubing) 430 bed tertiary care trauma center, all patients in 13 inpatient units. Retrospectiv e study 12 months before and after the intervention. Jan 2011 – Dec 2012. Data was collected using Poisson distribution. Rate of infection decreased by >40% with the use of disinfectant cap. Decreased in CLABSI was associated by using disinfectant cap on IV needleless connectors in addition to using standard central line bundle and other aspect of prevention e.g. insertion, dressing change. The study was conducted in 13 inpatient units. Ramirez, C., Lee, A. M., & Welch, K. (2012). Central Venous Catheter Protective Connector Caps Reduce Intraluminal Catheter-Related Infection. Journal of The Association for Vascular Access, 17(4), 210-213. doi:10.1016/j.java.2012.10.002 Nonrandomi zed prospective trial All central lines with dead-end connectors were covered with protective caps saturated with alcohol. 214 bed community hospital, >1,500 central lines, all patient in 2 ICU Unpaired t- test were used to campare the data from 12 months before the trial start with the 12 months of the trail. 75% reduction of CLABSI in the ICU unit. No randomizati on was attempted. Introducing the cap was the only changes made to the process of inserting and caring for the lines. The study was conducted in a single facility and on 2 ICU only.
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MILESTONE FOUR 5 Study Citation Design Method Sample Data Collection Data Analysis Validity Reliability Voor in ’t holta, A.F., Helderb, O.K., Vosa, M.C., Schafthuizenc, L., Sülzd S., Hoogene, A. & Istaf, E. (January 18, 2017) Antiseptic barrier cap effective in reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 69 (2017) 34–40.
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