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Routine replacement of short peripheral intravenous cannulae in children: evidence of an unnecessary practice

Darvill, Jon, Gardner, Anne , Milbourne, Kate , & Gardner, Glenn E. (2004) Routine replacement of short peripheral intravenous cannulae in children: evidence of an unnecessary practice. Australian Infection Control, 9(4), pp. 138-141.

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Abstract

Short peripheral intravenous cannulae (pIVC) are prone to specific problems such as thrombophlebitis, infiltration and bacterial colonisation. This paper presents data from a study of 80 polyurethane pIVC in 59 children within a general paediatric population. There was no significant colonisation of any cannula by bacterial or fungal organisms. This study provides evidence that it is safe to routinely replace pIVC in this population. It supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for intravenous cannula (IVC) management in children.

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ID Code: 1371
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: ge.gardner@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: Candida albicans, isolation and purification, Catheterization, Peripheral, adverse effects, Catheterization, Peripheral, instrumentation, Catheters, Indwelling, adverse effects, Staphylococcus, isolation and purification, Staphylococcus aureus, isolation and purification, Child, Equipment Contamination, Humans, Infection Control, Polyurethanes
ISSN: 1329-9360
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Australian Infection Control Association
Deposited On: 20 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 02:09

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