Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals
"Supplemental Aritcle:Â SHEA/IDSA Practice Recommendation, Strategies to Prevent CLABSI in Acute Care Hospitals, Page S26 states the following:
III. Approaches that should not be considered a routine part of CLABSI prevention
Â Â Â Â 3. Do not routinely use positive-pressure needleless connectors with mechanical valves before a thorough assessment of risks, benefits, and education regarding proper use (BII). 88-91
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â a. Routine use of the currently marketed devices that are associated with an increased risk of CLABSI is not recommended.