Could someone please tell me the article that concluded that a catheter hub accessed x number of times increased catheter-related infection risk? Thank you so much!!
I don't think I have seen any data that you are asking for. Here is a great literature review that addresses the high percentage of catheters that are contaminated by normal use:
Moureau, N. L., & Flynn, J. (2015). Disinfection of Needleless Connector Hubs: Clinical Evidence Systematic Review. Nursing Research and Practice, 2015.
Search by author names on Google Scholar to find free access to it. Lynn
Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI
Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.
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Thanks, Lynn. I thought there had been a previous discussion about an article that as long as a catheter was accessed 1.7 or fewer times per day, there was no increase in the risk of infection related to the hub manipulation. Of course I am probably oversimplifying the conclusion! Thank you for this article in the meantime. This will be very helpful!
Keith W. Gilchrist, MSN, RN, PHN, OCN, CRNI, VA-BC
Oncology Nurse Navigator, David Grant Medical Center
Travis AFB, CA
Never seen any such data, sorry. Lynn