Making the Case for Needleless Connector Disinfection with CHG / IPA

Author: Joan N. Hebden MS, RN, CIC, FAPICPresident – IPC Consulting Group LLC, Baltimore, Maryland

Type: White Paper
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Prevention of Intraluminal Contamination of Intravascular Catheters: Making the Case for Needleless Connector Disinfection with CHG / IPA

This whitepaper provides a thorough review of data that supports the use of CHG/Alcohol swabs for the disinfection of needleless access sites.

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Needleless connectors have been used in US healthcare facilities for well over a decade & continue to be recognized portals of entry for microbial contamination that can lead to CLABSIs. Adoption of CHG/alcohol for needleless connector disinfection may well be key to reducing this rate of infection further.

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