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

Lisa L. Maragakis, Karen L. Bradley, Xiaoyan Song, Claire Beers, Marlene R. Miller, Sara E. 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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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