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Increased Catheter‐Related Bloodstream Infection Rates After the Introduction of a New Mechanical Valve Intravenous Access Port
Lisa L. Maragakis , MD, Karen L. Bradley , RN, BSN, Xiaoyan Song , MD, MS, Claire Beers , RN, MSN, Marlene R. Miller , MD, MSc, Sara E. Cosgrove , MD, MS and Trish M. Perl , MD, MSc
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 27, No. 1 (January 2006), pp. 67-70
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/499166
Page Count: 31
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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.
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