Increased catheter-related bloodstream infection rates after the introduction of a new mechanical valve intravenous access port

Lisa Maragakis, Karen L. Bradley, Xiaoyan Song, Claire Beers, Marlene R. Miller, Sara Cosgrove, Irish M. Perl

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Abstract

The technology of intravenous catheter access ports has evolved from open ports covered by removable caps to more-sophisticated, closed versions containing mechanical valves. We report a significant increase in catheter-related bloodstream infections after the introduction of a new needle-free positive-pressure mechanical valve intravenous access port at our institution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-70
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

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Catheter-Related Infections
Vascular Access Devices
Needles
Technology
Pressure

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology

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Increased catheter-related bloodstream infection rates after the introduction of a new mechanical valve intravenous access port. / Maragakis, Lisa; Bradley, Karen L.; Song, Xiaoyan; Beers, Claire; Miller, Marlene R.; Cosgrove, Sara; Perl, Irish M.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2006, p. 67-70.

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