Making the Case for Needleless Connector Disinfection with CHG / IPA
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.
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.