Study: Alcohol-impregnated disinfection cap may lower infection rates

01/4/2013 | Nurse.com

Researchers looked at contamination rates among 799 patients from three U.S. hospitals and found a 52% decline in the incidence of central line-associated bloodstream infections when a 70% alcohol-impregnated disinfection cap was used, instead of a standard cleaning protocol. Systemwide use of alcohol-impregnated disinfection caps would prevent 21 CLABSIs and four deaths annually, researchers estimated. The study appeared in the American Journal of Infection Control.

View Full Article in:

Nurse.com

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Manager, Business Conduct
Gilead
Foster City, CA
Sr. Compliance Director Ethics and Compliance
Medtronic
Fridley, MN
Product Patent Attorney
Gilead
Foster City, CA
Employment Counsel
Gilead
Foster City, CA
Junior to Mid-Level FDA Associate
Morgan Lewis
Washington, DC