Articles in "vascular access"

Arterial Lines Carry a Similar Risk of Catheter-Associated Bloodstream Infections as Central Lines

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Many clinicians admit that they do not follow CDC guidelines for arterial catheter insertion even though the rate of bloodstream infections is similar between central lines and arterial lines.

Antimicrobial impregnated caps decrease the rate of catheter-related bloodstream infections

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Antimicrobial impregnated caps on IV ports reduce the incidence of central line-associated bloodstream infections in a high-risk cancer unit