Comparison Of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Rates When Changing To A Zero Fluid Displacement Intravenous Needleless Connector In Acute Care

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Introduction:
The ability to decrease CLA-BSI has seen some improvement but more is necessary to prevent negative patient outcomes. One area that has not been researched is the actual technology or connector product and its effect on bloodstream infections.

Objectives:
Using the Healthcare and Technology Synergy (HATS) model1the purpose of this multicenter study was to compare central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLA-BSI) rates associated with the use of intravenous (IV) positive or negative (including mechanical valve and split septum devices) pressure needleless connectors to a zero fluid displacement needleless connector.

The full article is located at Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control

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