Routine replacement versus clinical monitoring of peripheral intravenous catheters in a regional Hospital in the Home program: a randomized controlled trial
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This randomized controlled trial in the home setting, found no difference in the combined phlebitis and occlusion rate of peripheral intravenous catheters (n=316) routinely resited at 72-96 hours, and those replaced only on clinical indication (76.8 and 87.3 per 1000 device days respectively, p=0.71). There were no bloodstream infections.
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
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