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dc.contributor.authorWebster, Joanen_US
dc.contributor.authorOsborne, Sonyaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHall, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.authorRickard, Claireen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:50:08Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:50:08Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2010-09-10T05:18:28Z
dc.identifier.issn1469-493Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/14651858.CD007798en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/32191
dc.description.abstractMost hospital patients receive fluids or medications via an intravenous catheter at some time during their hospital stay. An intravenous catheter is a short, hollow tube placed in the vein to allow administration ofmedications, fluids or nutrients directly into the bloodstream (also called a drip). These catheters are routinely replaced every three to four days, to try to prevent infection of the vein or of the blood. However, the evidence to support this practice is weak. Moreover, the procedure may cause considerable discomfort to patients and is quite costly. This review included all of the randomised controlled trials, which have compared routine catheter changes with changing the catheter only if there were signs of inflammation or infection. We found no evidence of benefit from these trials to support current practice of changing catheters every three to four days.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sonsen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto39en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviewsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume2010en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999en_US
dc.titleClinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous cathetersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by JohnWiley & Sons, Ltd. This review is published as a Cochrane Review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 3. Cochrane Reviews are regularly updated as new evidence emerges and in response to comments and criticisms, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews should be consulted for the most recent version of the Review.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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