What is the time frame that a BSI can be related to insertion, how many days out?
If anyone has the answer, what literature supports it.
An article in Catheter-Related Infections: It's All About Biofilm by Marcia Ryder has a paragraph about intraluminal vs. extraluminal biofilm. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/508109_4 CRBSI’s occurring more than 10 days after insertion of a catheter are associated with the intraluminal biofilm. Extraluminal biofilm is associated with CRBSI’s that occur up to 4-10 days after catheter placement.
Here is a link to an answer to a similar question on this website. http://www.iv-therapy.net/node/2264
/Tess M. Hopkins
There is no magic number that is firmly established. Each case needs a root cause analysis to determine cause
Kathy Kokotis RN BS MBA
Bard Access Systems