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need help finding reference

for an article discussing a study/an audit about nurses admitting they only disinfected needleless connectors 37% or 35% of the time?

I may be way off in the numbers that I'm remembering.


Thanks in advance.

The number was 31% from a

The number was 31% from a survey of nurses, not observation of real practice. It was only in an abstract presented at SHEA in 2005:

  Karchmer, T., et al. Needleless valve ports may be associated with a high rate of catheter-related bloodstream infection. in Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. 2005. Los Angeles, CA: Slack, Inc.

It has not been published in a journal article that I know about.  

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

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Thanks, Lynn.   Mari

Thanks, Lynn.


Mari Cordes, BS RN 

Nurse Educator IV Therapy
Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington VT
Educator, Bard Access Systems 

Mari Cordes, BS RNIII VA-BC
Vascular Access Department
University of Vermont Medical Center

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