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Clinically indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters (Review)

Webster, Joan, Osborne, Sonya, Hall, Jennifer, & Rickard, Claire (2009) Clinically indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2009(2), pp. 1-9.

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Abstract

Background Centers for Disease Control Guidelines recommend replacement of peripheral intravenous (IV) catheters every 72 to 96 hours. Routine replacement is thought to reduce the risk of phlebitis and bacteraemia. Catheter insertion is an unpleasant experience for patients and replacement may be unnecessary if the catheter remains functional and there are no signs of inflammation. Costs associated with routine replacement may be considerable.

Objectives To assess the effects of removing peripheral IV catheters when clinically indicated compared with removing and re-siting the catheter routinely.

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ID Code: 26122
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Peripheral Venous Catheters, Systematic Review
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007798
ISSN: 1469-493X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 The Cochrane Collaboration
Copyright Statement: All residents of Australia can access The Cochrane Library for free, thanks to funding provided by the Australian Government and administered by The Department of Health and Ageing.
Deposited On: 07 Jul 2009 12:46
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:59

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