Catheter Creatures

Catheter Creatures

Bloodstream infections associated with the insertion and maintenance of central venous catheters are among the most dangerous complications that can occur. Roughly 20% of all people that get a bloodstream infection will die. This is why understanding proper catheter insertion and maintenance techniques is vital in the effort to reduce bloodstream infection rates. Check out the infographic below for a quick summary of the common organisms that invade catheters through the needleless valves and the measures that can prevent contamination.

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