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How to Avoid Intravenous Catheter Infections

Hospitalized patients are at a high risk of developing intravenous borne infections. About two million nosocomial infections, approximately 850,000 are classified as catheter-associated infections (CAIs), with 50,000 categorized by CDC surveillance criteria as catheter-associated bacteremias (CABs). The majority of these...

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Caring for Your Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC)

Caring for Your Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC)

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC)s are most commonly used for Blood Samples Administering Fluids Chemotherapy and other medications Blood transfusions Intravenous (IV) nutrition fluids After you leave the hospital, your PICC site may be mildly uncomfortable and may have some...

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