Reduction in Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections in Oncology Patients. Post-trial of CHG 3.15%70% Alcohol vs Alcohol and 2 Scrub Times (5s vs. 15s) for Routine Disinfection of Needleless Connectors

Long Beach Memorial PDI Prevantics Device Swab Abstract
Type: Abstract & Case Study
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Reduction in Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections in Oncology Patients. Post-trial of CHG 3.15%70% Alcohol vs Alcohol and 2 Scrub Times (5s vs. 15s) for Routine Disinfection of Needleless Connectors

 

Memorial Care Long Beach Medical Center and Memorial Care Miller Children’s and Women’s hospital, Long Beach CA

The abstract, which was presented at the Association for Vascular Access (AVA) annual scientific meeting, September 2018, previously presented at Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC), October 2017, examines the efficacy of 3.15% CHG / 70% IPA vs. 70% IPA alone for routine disinfection of needleless connectors on Central Venous Catheters.

Results: Prevantics® Device Swab trial resulted in a statistically significant decline in CLABSIs among high-risk oncology patients.

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